Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota in 2003, GenPro Energy Solutions has since become one of the largest energy efficiency distributors in the Midwest. In addition to residential solar solutions, the company conducts commercial, municipal, and community solar projects in four states, as well as several energy-related projects across the nation.
GenPro has earned Solar Power World’s “Top 500 Solar Contractors” award every year since 2015 for its commercial solar services, cracking the top 150 list in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The company is growing fast, with 2019 accounting for more than a third of GenPro’s all-time installations. GenPro also secured a $2.5 million investment from private equity firm South Dakota Equity Partners in February 2020 as part of its ongoing effort to provide clean energy to underserved communities.
GenPro offers a number of community-focused programs that maximize access to solar energy at a minimum investment. Through the company’s SunWise℠ program, solar customers in participating communities may purchase solar energy without having to install a solar system on their home or business. This program drastically reduces the upfront costs associated with traditional solar panel systems by eliminating maintenance and installation fees, and extends the benefits of solar energy to areas and residents who can neither afford nor accommodate a solar panel system of their own.
GenPro also provides custom solutions at the municipal and commercial levels, partnering with cities, schools, farmers, and hospitals interested in offsetting their electricity costs with renewable energy. The company has likewise empowered some of the Midwest’s indigenous communities by training members on solar panel installation and maintenance.
With an array of robust solar energy solutions, GenPro is ready and able to design the best system to suit your family or community needs:
All of these systems can be installed on the ground or mounted to a roof depending on system requirements and space limitations.
GenPro employs a variety of high-quality solar panels and solar inverters into their systems. From an array of both monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar modules to a series of reliable string and micro inverters, the company is well equipped to match the specifications of every project their team undertakes:
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GenPro markets itself as a “one-stop-shop” for solar customers; the company consults for, designs, engineers, installs, and provides support on each solar project. It does not partner with subcontractors, but rather employs its own specialists to ensure quality control across the entire installation process. Each member of GenPro’s solar team is NABCEP-, ASES- and SEI-certified and keeps apprised of the latest industry and technology trends and relevant code requirements.
While GenPro facilitates energy projects around the world, it appears most, if not all of its residential solar installation projects are relegated to North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and locations of all the solar projects featured on the company’s site.
A search into the company’s corporate listings through third-party database OpenCorporates suggests the company has opened branches in Colorado, Arizona, and New Jersey in addition to its South Dakota and Nebraska offices; however, we can neither confirm whether the company has claimed these listings, nor whether it conducts solar-related business in any of these states.
While GenPro does provide its residential customers the option to fund their solar systems via a power purchase agreement (PPA) and its municipal partners to buy their systems outright, we cannot confirm whether the company offers solar loans or solar leases. The company does invite potential customers to take advantage of the Federal Solar Tax Credit on its “Residential” page; however, the site does not explicitly mention either of these payment options.
Although GenPro has expressed commitment to helping homeowners manage their energy consumption, the company appears to dedicate the majority of its resources toward commercial and municipal projects, partnering with cities and essential organizations like hospitals and schools.
Per Solar Power World magazine, the company has consistently listed its primary market as “commercial” (though, Solar Power World is careful to disclose a company’s ability to operate across multiple markets, be they commercial or residential).