Best Solar Panel Companies in Iowa – CNET

Almost two thirds of Iowa’s net electricity generation in 2022 came from renewable resources, but very little of that was solar. As any Midwesterner can tell you, there’s plenty of wind to harvest — and only Texas produced more electricity from those big turbines.

But that doesn’t mean the sun can’t power your own home. Solar panels can help homeowners find independence from rising electricity prices. And, if you get the right equipment, they can power your home through power outages.

Solar panels are expensive, costing $10,000 or more, but an expanded federal tax credit is making them more affordable.

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Here’s what to know before going solar in Iowa.

Best national solar panel companies in Iowa 

The Solar Energy Industries Association lists 72 solar companies in Iowa, including 30 installers. Here are some national installers in Iowa worth considering.

ADT Solar

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SunPower provides installation services through its nationwide network of certified installers. SunPower Solar customers get a 10-year battery warranty and a 25-year guarantee for performance, product and quality of work. The company can help you finance your solar panels or give you the option to enter a solar lease or PPA.

Eagle Point Solar is a major solar installer in the Midwest. It provides full-service installation services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. You will get a five-year quality of work warranty and a 25-year product warranty. The company offers power purchase agreements and leasing options, but only for commercial customers.

How to determine which solar company in Iowa is best for you

You have a lot of choices when it comes to finding a solar installer. You’ll want to start by gathering a list of as many options as you can. Search online, talk to neighbors and peers, ask around. 

Once you have a list, ask several companies for quotes. This is like any other major home improvement project, and you should consider it as a long-term investment. Get detailed quotes to compare, and make sure they’re looking at your home in detail and considering your needs. Then choose the company that best fits what you want and offers the best price, reputation and warranties.

Average cost of solar panels in Iowa 

Here’s a look at the average cash price for a 5-kilowatt system before factoring in tax credits and incentives, according to data from Your cost may be higher, especially if you get a solar battery.

Iowa solar panel costs