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How one small business gets ahead with solar Investment into solar reduces an average $9,000 monthly utility bill to $13.48 Solar power has been a boon for Jenny Steffensmeier’s business and her employees. Last year Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing completed...read more
Changes Coming to Solar Net Metering Inside the Technical Calculations Channing Congdon, Director of Design at Ideal Energy, dives into the calculations behind Alliant Energy’s new net metering cap, as per Alliant Energy’s public filings with the Iowa Utilities...read more
Two Ideal Energy projects win 1000 Friends of Iowa Best Development Awards in 2016 The Ideal Energy team is pleased to announce that two of our customers were recipients of 1000 Friends of Iowa’s 2016 Best Development Awards. Solar power was an integral part of each...read more
School House Solar A Peak Inside Todd Schneider’s Award-Winning Solar-Powered Sustainable Development Project The accolades have been pouring in for the School House Apartments in Fort Madison, Iowa. The former middle school and sustainable apartment complex won Solar...read more
Ideal Energy is installing one of the largest privately owned solar arrays in Iowa at Schaus-Vorhies Manufacturing location on Ninth Street in Fairfield, Iowa. The half-megawatt project is installed where the Iowa Malleable Iron foundry once stood. Considered a toxic...read more
If the cap is hit this year, customers who started their installation too late in the year may not be awarded the Iowa solar tax credit. With solar growing exponentially here in Iowa, we’d highly recommend getting your solar installation rolling now.read more