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Responsibility Wins the Workforce
How Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – including renewable energy projects and investments – improves employee recruitment, retention, and motivation
Solar Sheep Grazing in Iowa
Solar grazing offers many benefits. It turns a liability into an asset. Solar farms can reduce costs and carbon emissions, while livestock owners can feed their animals for free and, in some cases, even get paid for grazing services.
The 2022 Guide to Solar Tax Credits
A new kind of gold rush is upon us, as homeowners, businesses and utilities rush to install solar and energy storage systems using the expanded investment tax credit (ITC) included in the new Inflation Recovery Act (IRA).
Breaking: Solar Tax Credits Extended & Expanded
The newly passed Inflation Reduction Act provides long-term, expanded tax incentives for solar and energy storage. This article provides a summary of the new incentives and how you can benefit.
The Power Shift
The way that we generate and consume energy is rapidly changing. Ideal Energy is at the forefront of delivering creative, cutting-edge energy solutions that keep our clients ahead of the trend in the new energy future.
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Ideal Energy Takes Top Spot in Iowa on 2022 Top Solar Contractors List
Solar Power World has recognized Ideal Energy’s installation success by ranking it #1 engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solar contractor in Iowa on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
A Win for Solar Panels
The White House recently announced it would implement a two-year freeze on new solar panel tariffs. In addition, the Biden administration will deploy the Defense Production Act to increase domestic solar panel manufacturing.
Solar tariff investigation drive up prices
An anti-circumvention case is sending ripple effects through the solar panel supply chain, which is increasing PV prices and incentivizing customers to move more quickly
Agrivoltaics – Combining Solar Energy and Sustainable Farming
Agrivoltaics is the combination of solar energy and farming. It attempts to solve multiple problems at once – increasing renewable energy production, increasing sustainable food productions, and preserving land and water resources.
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Work with an Ideal Energy expert to discover how solar can give you a competitive edge
Warning: Fly by Night Solar Companies Popping Up in Iowa
Fly-by-night solar companies are on the rise in Iowa. These out-of-state companies are promising unrealistic returns or worse, walking off the job leaving customers with an unfinished solar project. This is our guide to finding a reputable solar company.
Don’t Miss Out on the Solar Investment Tax Credit
The solar investment tax credit is scheduled to decline to 22% after 2022. 2022 is the year to benefit from lower initial costs and better return on investment.
2021 Best Development Awards
Congratulations to our clients receiving Best Development Awards this year for their innovation and positive influence: Drake University’s Tom and Ruth Harkin Center and Kemin Industries’ Global Headquarters.