Cliff Kaehler’s vision was realized in 2012 when he founded NOVEL Energy Solutions, LLC. Since then NES has grown from a small, family-run business to become one of Minnesota’s leading providers of solar energy systems to farmers, businesses, municipalities, non-profit organizations and individuals.
Cliff represents the fifth generation to live and work on his family’s Century Farm near Saint Charles, Minn. The family and community values of his small-town, agricultural roots sparked his recognition of how powerfully beneficial solar energy solutions could be for his home state, and for all of agricultural America.
Armed with degrees in both Accounting and Finance from Georgetown University, and experience in the energy sector working for Credit Suisse, Cliff took his vision of a thriving solar energy economy back to Minnesota.
Now, several years later, NES has much to show for its venture into the industry.
NES’s success in Minnesota has naturally led to a branching out into the neighboring states of Iowa and Illinois.
In the end, NES counts its greatest achievement to be the satisfaction and appreciation of the customers who are benefiting from the NES solar solutions, which positively impact our world.