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Solar Installers in Iowa

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We install solar panels near you! That's right, if you're in the Midwest - especially Iowa and Illinois, we're the ones for you!

Midwestern values and good old-fashioned customer service are the standards of Iowa Solar. With our headquarters in the heart of the Quad Cities, we bring the knowledge of unlimited solar power to your home or business in the QC area and beyond. We can install solar panels in Iowa and Illinois, and there’s no better time than today to start. No job too big or too small for us. Call today and let’s start doing the right thing together. Read the benefits of Residential Solar.

Solar Service Areas

  • • The Quad Cities: Davenport, Moline, East Moline, Bettendorf, Rock Island
  • • Outlying areas including Muscatine, Illinois City, Joy, Aledo, and essentially all of Rural Illinois
  • • Inner Iowa cities like Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque
  • • Rural Iowa towns and farms.
  • • For commercial: any Iowa or Illinois city.
  • • For residential customers: We also travel outside of these areas for any installation on a home over 2,000 sq feet.

Quad Cities Solar Installation Company

Iowa Solar brings you years of professional experience installing solar power. You can check out our demonstration solar panel array near Coffee Revolution on Dubuque Street in Davenport. We love talking to people about all the wonderful ways they can go green and benefit from living in an eco-responsible manner. Solar power can be just the tip of the iceberg for someone truly interested in green power.

We are truly an expert solar installation company in Iowa, and we can show you some of our installations to prove it. We look forward to your patronage and we are very excited to work with you on your solar project.

Why install solar in Iowa?

It doesn't matter which of the five quad cities you life in - Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island, or East Moline - now is the time for solar power. Iowa's tax credits follow federal tax credits, and time is limited to save money.

- Reduce your rising electric bills or eliminate them completely.

- Get great tax incentives from the government.

- Make your business more sustainable.

- Plan your long term costs

- Safeguard against massive utility bill price jumps

Some incentives for installing solar are time-sensitive. For residential customers, you might need to install solar NOW in order to get tax credits. These credits decrease each year. Soon they may go away forever.

Our solar installation experts in the Quad Cities Area will walk you through the installation process and explain everything you might want to know about solar power. We create systems that help you go green and do the right thing for your pocketbook - and the environment too.

Why Iowa Solar to install your solar?

We know all about the necessary details for installing solar power. We are experts in the solar energy field, having completed installation of hundreds of panels. For example: micro-inverters vs. string inverters. Grid-tied or off-grid. These are the kinds of things that a professional company like Iowa Solar can walk you through and help you make the best solar decision for your property.

Here are some panels that were recently installed by Iowa Solar in Davenport, Iowa on Dubuque Street. We install ground mounted solar power in Iowa for residential customers upon their request. The process is just as straight-forward as roof-mounted solar panels.

Here are some roof mounted solar panels installed on a property on the Illinois side in Rock Island County. This picture was taken after a recent rainstorm. The panels get a lot of sun in this location and are performing spectacularly. We used a very efficient installation method and some of the most expensive panels for this particular installation, which has manufacturer’s warranties on the panels that last for 25 years.

Solar Panel Installation

It is easier than ever to install solar panels with zoning regulations permitting solar in most areas. HOAs require solar not to face the street in a couple of neighborhoods, but most areas are free to install solar where it is likely to get the most sunlight. The process of solar panel installation first involves planning and engineering. A technician will draw up the plans for the installation, which includes the exact placement of the solar panels on the roof as well as the exact connection points of the solar inverters with the electrical system.

The solar plans must be submitted to the local authority for permission to install in the form of a construction permit. This authority is typically the city in which you reside, but in unincorporated areas this is often done through the county. In many parts of the Midwest there are exemptions from permitting requirements for agricultural uses in order to promote agriculture and farming.

Solar installation plans need to include detailed schematics of your electrical system. You can not install solar without explaining your electrical connections to your local authority and to your power company, because your solar power can send power back to the power grid. By installing solar you are adding power into the solar grid instead of taking it away, and utility companies need to be aware of this when performing maintenance and repairs on utility lines.

Older solar systems could cause hazards to linemen working on solar lines, and so systems now are required to have all sorts of markings and labeling for safety. However all solar systems installed after the enforcement of NEC 2014 and NEC 2017 are required to have certain rapid shutdown devices that make systems automatically and quickly safe. These rapid shutdown devices when installed with your solar will automatically turn off your solar panels during a grid outage, allowing utility workers to repair power lines more quickly and get your power back up and running.

Microinverters and regular string inverters both now include these shutdown protection mechanisms, making solar incredibly safe. If you do want your solar panels to continue to operate during a grid outage then you simply need to install a system controller that prevents back-feeding electricity onto the grid during an outage. This can add a significant expense to some systems, because this part connects to high-current power lines and needs to be installed by a qualified electrical contractor (we are one) and can not be installed by just anybody.