About Us

Ideal Energy is a Veteran-Owned, Iowa-based solar energy company, delivering affordable, turnkey solutions to the Midwest & beyond.

Founded in 2009, Ideal Energy is Iowa’s pioneering solar company. Our significant installation experience, comprehensive portfolio, and innovative financing have made us a qualified leader in the Midwest. Ideal Energy’s in-house design, construction and service teams manage all aspects of our solar installations with professional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.
Our expertise is demonstrated in the quality of our system design and construction, verified solar production, optimized system integration, and satisfied customers. Our company is committed to providing forward-thinking solar solutions, outstanding service, and the highest quality of construction available in the solar industry today.

We believe in the power of solar energy to provide affordable electricity to homes, businesses, and communities, and contribute to creating a vibrant, sustainable planet.

Our mission is to increase the sustainability, vitality and security of our planet using clean, renewable energy.

From the Founder

I created Ideal Energy because I believe that the power to transform our world begins with how we produce and consume energy.

In 2006, I returned home to the Midwest after spending 12+ years serving in the US Navy SEAL teams and working elite security details in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I have experienced first-hand the security threats and devastating global conflict that surrounds finite, carbon-based energy sources. My new mission was to help implement localized clean energy solutions that reduce global conflict, empower local communities, and create an abundant energy future.

In 2009, Ideal Energy launched offering energy efficiency and solar energy solutions. We’ve grown into a Midwest industry leader using creative thinking and design innovation to implement some of the nation’s most technologically advanced energy solutions. From designing and installing the first commercial solar project in Iowa, to introducing battery energy storage to the state, Ideal Energy has been at the forefront of the Midwest’s energy transformation for a decade.

We’re committed to this industry because of the positive effects we see from it- the cumulative effect of carbon emission reductions, creating greater resource security, the power to bring communities together, and the opportunity for economic growth that creates a more vibrant world.

I invite you to join us on this journey.

Troy Van Beek, Founder & CEO

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Veteran Owned & Operated

Ideal Energy Inc. is a certified SDVOSB and is located in the Veteran business database at www.VetBiz.gov, in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Center for Veteran Enterprise, Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). Ideal Energy is capable to receive Veteran-owned Small Business Development contracts.


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*Estimated 25 year utility savings are above and beyond the installed system cost with incentives, and are based on current utility electrical rates and predicted future utility rates. Production data is based on NREL and PV Watts.