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Jim Masching Solar Array, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Built by American Energy of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Farming and Agricultural Solar Arrays are our specialty. Large or small, we will design your array to suit your needs


American Energy is prepared to guide our customers from start to finish in any solar project.  We are local residents of southern Minnesota, and specialize in ground mount agricultural solar energy systems.  The first step in learning about our services is to schedule a time where we can come to your home or business and design a system that suits your specific needs.


About Us

Hi, I'm Jay Peterson.  I am a licensed master electrician with 25 years of experience.  I have always been passionate about Renewable Energy, and in 2010 I started American Energy LLC.  I was born and raised in Blooming Prairie, MN.  Solar energy production has advanced very considerably within this last decade, and it is my pleasure to introduce this technology to the community that I have spent my career developing. 

                                             - Jay Peterson - Owner

Our Partners

American Energy works with the best equipment in the industry.  Our solar modules are manufactured by Solar World. They are extremely durable and efficient.  Malina Solar Structures provides our racking system which is warrantied for 25 years and features a sturdy, no-concrete structure.   We use Solar Edge Inverters and monitoring systems that allow you to monitor each single module from the comfort of your own living room... in pajamas...

Our Work

  • Types of Arrays: Agricultural Solar Farms, Solar Billboards, residential and commercial arrays.

  • Local Contractor: Our Reputation is important to us. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience to the population that we are a part of.

  • Quick, Cost-Effective Installations.

  • No Concrete, No Mess: Helical Anchor system.


Our Practice

We build structurally strong systems. We take the investments made by our customers seriously, and our full effort and quality goes into each and every design.


100 Percent Financing Available

With zero down, 10 year fixed interest terms and nation wide presence, loans through PACE are designed to help agricultural and commercial customers produce their own energy.


Module-Level Monitoring

American Energy uses solar module optimizers to give real -time energy collection information. The inverters then publish these numbers on your personal website for easy access to your power generation dividends.

American Energy installs renewable energy systems for less than the world average of $3.18 per watt.  With the 30% federal tax credit diminishing after 2019… Now is the time to build.  Fill out our estimator to see what an investment with American Energy could earn year after year.