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About Sisu Solar

Sisu Solar is a solar installation company founded by Rickey Sipila in 2020. We specialize in residential rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. Quality is our number one priority, we will ensure that any installation will be reliable, structural, and aesthetically pleasing. We will ensure your solar PV system lasts for over 30 years. Sisu Solar is completely licensed, bonded, and insured.

Overall, we are down to earth people who care about the environment. That is why we started this company. You shouldn't expect a salesperson when you call us. All who work here are solar installers and solar construction is what our passion is. You can be ensured that the person at Sisu who is selling you a solar PV system will also be the one who will be on your roof physically installing your panels.

If you are interested in solar or want to talk about a specific solar project in mind, we are always available at 218-248-0212.


Meet The Founder

Rickey Sipila

Hello I'm Rickey!

I'm a young solar professional looking to make the most of my abilities to help combat the climate crisis.

The inspiration that led to the creation of Sisu Solar stems from my involvement in solar car racing. As a long time member of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project, I have helped build and race a full-sized car that can run completely off solar power. This experience got me interested in solar power which led to me to get an internship at a local solar installation company. Now with my own solar company, I have installed dozens of solar photovoltaic systems and am looking to bring more solar to Minnesota (specifically the Iron Range, which is where I am from!)

Meet The VP

Aaron Folk

Hello! Aaron here.

I'm a solar installer and electrician here to build high quality renewable energy systems.  I love having a career that not only pays the bills, but also makes a positive impact on the world.  It's been quite a journey getting here.

In 2016, while working in sales for the board game industry, I started taking classes part time to learn about electricity and solar energy systems at Madison College and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.  Then, in 2019, I decided it was time to take the plunge and begin my apprenticeship as an electrician via solar installation.  It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but far and away the most rewarding.  

I met Rickey early on and we quickly developed a great working relationship as we realized our work ethics and passions were aligned (and we both love board games!).  When Rickey told me he was looking for a lead installer a year after starting his own business, I knew we'd make a great team.

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Meet the Team

Greetings! I'm Adam.

I'm Sisu Solar's solar expert, a man-of-many-hats who's helping to run a business that does good in the world as well as doing well in the market. I have always been passionate about successful small business, which is why I got a degree in entrepreneurial management and worked for a series of small and growing companies. Now, I am excited to be able to use my experience to try to make a difference in our community of Minnesota, as well as positively impact the broader world through lowing emissions and generating more clean electricity.

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Elena Munger

Hi I’m Elena!

Growing up in Minnesota, I was outdoors pretty much all the time. I eventually learned to appreciate this and now when I’m outside, you can find me trail running, mountain biking, cross country skiing or camping. Whatever it may be, my love for the outdoors has led me to be very passionate about sustainability and solving the climate crisis. It led me to study environmental science at the University of Minnesota, and to intern at a community solar garden company during school. And now it has led me to Sisu Solar as a solar expert to learn everything there is to know about installing solar on homes from start to finish! I’m excited to put my passion to use and help make Minnesota a more sustainable place to live. 

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Over the course of our careers we have learned all there is to know about solar installation and have helped install hundreds of solar PV systems on residential rooftops, ground mounts, and commercial flat roofs.

With a NABCEP associates degree, OSHA certifications, and ambition to create long-lasting systems, we want to install as many solar PV systems as possible. Solar technology is one of many glaring solutions that will help the world become more sustainable. We'd like to spread the word and help people learn all there is about solar photovoltaics.

Our number is 218-248-0212. Call anytime!

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