CEE Financing Process

Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a local nonprofit that offers solar financing solutions for Minnesota Homeowners. These financing solutions will help make your transition to solar energy easier and more affordable. Follow these straightforward steps to secure the financing you need for your solar installation project.

What to expect

Step 1: Complete Agreement with Centauri

Start your journey to solar energy by finalizing a solar installation agreement with us. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of your solar installation, ensuring that all parties are aligned on the project scope, costs, and timelines.

Step 2: Fill Out CEE Application

Next, complete the application form provided by CEE. This application gathers necessary details about your project and financial status to assess eligibility and determine the best financing options available for your solar installation.


Step 3: Receive Welcome Email

After signing the agreement, you will receive a welcome email from CEE. This email will provide you with essential information about the financing process, next steps, and how CEE will support you throughout the application.

Step 4: Upload Documents

After loan approval, work with CEE’s loan officers to sign the loan agreement and upload necessary documents. These documents may include identification, financial records, and project details, allowing CEE to process your application efficiently and accurately. Loan approval is subject to credit and program guidelines.


Secure Financing

Visit mncee.org/solar to see current interest rates, terms, and loan amounts.

No Income Limits

Access loan options regardless of your income level.

No Down Payment

Benefit from no requirement for a down payment.

No Pre-payment Penalty

Pay off your loan early without incurring any penalties.

*View CEE’s website for the most up to date financing terms and benefits available: mncee.org/solar

CEE loans are available to residents of the state of Minnesota. Several cities have special rates that may save you even more!

Many cities offer special programs that can make solar energy even more affordable. Check to see if your city offers these special rates and start saving more on your path to sustainable living.

Please be aware that most, if not all of these City or Minneapolis NRP Neighborhood programs pay at completion of the project.

Reviews from your Neighbors

We now have a 21-panel array thanks to Centauri Systems! The folks at Centauri are utility and city permit whisperers. I also really appreciated that Centauri recommended a well regarded local nonprofit for financing rather than some distant big bank. 

– Steby 

I read a lot of reviews about the company and I couldn’t be happier on how everything went with time line and installation. Dylan helped with financing and I received an excellent financing rate. If you are in the market for solar panels you should consider Centauri Systems and you will not be disappointed.

– Sam, Carver MN

Working with Centauri was amazing from the very beginning. First getting a quote, price and financing was super simple. Best customer service I’ve had from a company or contractor in some time. I couldn’t recommend Centauri more.

– Trevor


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