Solar Solutions for Schools

Empowering schools to save on operating budgets with solar.




BOOST YOUR BUDGET

Reduce your energy operating costs for decades to come.




INSPIRE STUDENTS

Lead your students into the future with sustainable, future-facing energy systems.




TURN-KEY SERVICE

We handle everything from start to finish and provide ongoing monitoring and support.

Create a brilliant future with affordable solar solutions.

School districts and academic insitutions are using solar energy as a reliable and cost-effective resource to reduce operating costs and boost discretionary funds.

Direct savings from energy expenditures into the programs that enrich the lives of your students and create a brighter future.

Types of projects we service:

SCHOOL DISTRICTS | ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS | GRADE SCHOOLS

Financing Options

Our team of finance experts can help you with due diligence in assessing which financial model will have the greatest cost benefit for your project.

PPA

Switch to solar without the up-front expense.

$0 or minimal
up-front costs


  • Pay a lower rate for clean energy that you produce and consume on-site
  • Secure lower energy rates than those offered by the utility company
  • DIRECT PURCHASE

    Invest in infrastructure that saves budgets.

    Pay for your
    solar upfront


  • Take advantage of financial incentives for an expidited payback
  • Create predictable energy costs for years to come
  • LEASE

    Secure predictable energy costs.

    $0 or minimal
    up-front costs


  • Create fixed monthly payments for a set term.
  • Use excess energy production at no extra cost.
  • We make solar easy

    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.

    Step 1
    COMPLEMENTARY ANALYSIS

    Step 2
    ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT

    Step 3
    PERMITTING &
    CONSTRUCTION

    Step 4
    POWER UP &
    START MONITORING

    We’re here for you
    OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    The installation is only the beginning of our energy partnership.
    Our welcoming staff is happy to answer any questions, help monitor your usage and production,
    dispatch field service when needed, and anything else your Ideal Energy journey requires.

    Experience you can trust.

    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.

    Schools Leading with Solar


    Stories from schools & academic institutions benefiting from Ideal Energy solar solutions.


    GRINNELL COLLEGE
    A Case Study

    Grinnell College has a rich history of commitment to environmental stewardship within the campus grounds. Initiatives include signing onto the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a pact that requires participating institutions to develop comprehensive plans to achieve climate neutrality. Since signing on, the College has engaged in a cross-section of campus-wide, sustainability efforts.

    Under the direction of Chris Bair, Environmental and Safety Coordinator, the Facilities Management underwent a solar retrofit in 2014, contributing to Grinnell College’s target sustainability goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. During winter 2017-2018, the College is expanding its solar portfolio with the inclusion of three other facilities.

    MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT

    A Case Study

    Self-exploration is at the heart of Maharishi University of Management, where the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught alongside traditional academics. Students of the University focus on inner growth, creative development, and seeing the bigger picture.

    Along with self-exploration, Maharishi University of Management has a heritage of existing at the cutting edge of sustainability. With the first four-year Sustainable Living degree program in the country taught by some of the world’s most prestigious sustainability educators, the University has earned a reputation for being a global leader in developing educational programs that consider the vibrancy and well-being of both the environment and the individual.

    Maharishi University of Management’s new 42 kW installation is located in central campus and features a western-facing array, which helps offset the specific peak demand of the campus meditation facilities later in the afternoon.

    WHAT CAN SOLAR DO FOR YOU?

    Find out more with a honest, no pressure consultation with our team of solar experts.

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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.

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