Justin Nielsen, GM; Luka Bozek, President;  Vladimir Marchenko, CEO, Wolf River ElectricJustin Nielsen, GM; Luka Bozek, President; Vladimir Marchenko, CEO
Cited as the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is known for its abundance of natural landscapes of rich forests. More than its frigid temperatures and regional Fargo-esque accents, the state is home to a range of terrain types, making it ideal to everything from forests and lakes to farms and wetlands.



However, with the frequent extreme weather menacing its natural beauty, Minnesotans find themselves advancing toward an accelerated climate action and clean electricity targets. It’s safe to say that solar has shone in Minnesota—even with its frigid winters—putting the state at the vanguard of the U.S. renewable energy revolution. As a result, Minnesota is now seen as an untapped market when it comes to residential solar due to the strong economy and the few homes that have converted to residential solar as their source of power. The regulations and standards by the Department of Labor and Industry are stringent, restricting national companies’ from succeeding in Minnesota.



That’s where Wolf River Electric steps in, as a local contractor providing Minnesotans with the best experience in taking their solar journey toward success. It specializes in residential and commercial solar panel installation, and has impacted the Midwest residential solar market with its extensive industry experience and passion for providing clients with best-fit, energy-efficient solutions. Catering to a broad clientele throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, it serves as the region’s largest residential solar installation service provider, hitting $60 million in revenue in 2022.



Wolf River Electric prides itself on being an electrical contractor that focuses on new products that have great potential in the renewable market. It is currently operating with 25 residential solar crews, dedicated to providing high-quality solar power and working tirelessly to ensure each project is completed on time and within the budget.

“We shifted our focus to residential solar seeing the ever-growing need for renewable energy to protect our planet while providing a realistic opportunity for our community to progress,” says Justin Nielsen, owner of Wolf River Electric. “Our goal is to offer the people in the Midwest the freedom to choose how they get their energy.”

“The Wolf River Way” of Excellence

What is unique about Wolf River Electric is that it’s not just a solar company but an electrical contracting firm that excels at offering a wide range of solar and other renewable energy products and services. The company’s expertise entails commercial solar services, electrical wiring battery backup systems, span smart panels, generators, LED lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Wolf River Electric brings a local business approach while delivering all its services to clients—a unique differentiator for the company. Unlike many national companies, it works hand-in-hand with customers, making sure they are having an overall positive experience from the beginning of the sale and well after the completion of a project. This is a testament to Wolf River Electric’s experience and expertise as a local contractor in the Midwest and its passion to take ownership of clients’ projects, handholding them step-by-step through the entire process.



During each engagement, all of its clients will get direct line access to their original representative and project managers, who will be available to support and address their needs even after the project completion. Wolf River Electric’s team always strives to work in tandem with local governments and industry experts, empowering it to fight the odds in the market and provide safe and environmentally-friendly solutions to clients according to the area’s energy needs.



Leading the Solar Game in the Midwest

“For Wolf River Electric, it’s always a privilege to be part of the ever-growing renewable energy industry. We take pride in this opportunity our community gave us to serve as their renewable solutions experts, providing quality products and efficient services while doing good to the community,” states Nielsen.

Here is what one of Wolf River Electric’s clients, Thomas Nickel has to say about the company, “Wolf River did a fantastic job with the installation of the solar panels on my roof. They were timely and professional, and they were proactive in keeping me updated on the status of permits and how the project was coming along. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again for any electrical needs.”

For Wolf River Electric, it’s always a privilege to be part of the ever-growing renewable energy industry. We take pride in this opportunity our community gave us to serve as their renewable solutions experts, providing quality products and efficient services while doing good to the community


Another client, Jim Hatz, has provided a testimonial stating, “I used Wolf River Electric to install solar panels for my home. The company was always professional and stood by their offer to pay my electric bills from the time I signed until the system was turned on. They explained everything and was always responsive when I had questions. Installers were professional, courteous and I couldn’t be happier with how the panels looked after install.”



Behind this immense success of Wolf River Electric is a team of industry experts committed to delivering industry-leading services that best fit clients’ unique requirements. They adopt a customer-centric approach while engaging with clients and have the ability and willingness to go above and beyond to meet their needs and expectations. No one on the Wolf River Electric team shies away from challenges. They work in collaboration with clients, diving deep into their energy consumption habits and personal preferences to determine the size and type of system that best fits them. Whether customers want to be grid-tied or 100 percent energy independent, the company can make it happen.

A Leap toward a Sustainable Future

There are numerous other reasons to choose Wolf River Electric as a reliable solar partner. The company offers competitive pricing, quality products, and a team of experienced solar installers while providing a wide variety of financing options to make going solar easy and affordable.
  • We shifted our focus to residential solar seeing the ever-growing need for renewable energy to protect our planet while providing a realistic opportunity for our community to progress


Team Wolf River Electric always finds the right ingredients and leverages its open-mind ideology to lead client lead projects to success. Often, it’s about asking the right question, and in a constantly evolving industry, it’s crucial to listen to the client, local organizations, and communities. While its competitors listen to respond, Wolf River Electric listens to understand and create an environment and relationship that enhances its, and the community’s, success.


“Going solar with Wolf River Electric is a smart investment that will save you money on your energy bills and help you do your part to protect the environment,” says Nielsen.

Wolf River Electric’s team of experienced solar installers works with clients to determine the best possible systems for their needs and budgets. The company prides itself on providing top-quality products and workmanship, so clients can rest assured that their new solar system will be installed properly and perform optimally.