We believe that solar is the most practical form of renewable energy on the planet and seek to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Empower yourself and your family with predictable electric rates and clean energy. By making the simple switch to solar with ISP, you can save money for the things that matter most and protect the environment for generations to come.
HOW DO SOLAR PANELS WORK?
Once sunlight reaches your solar panels they produce direct current electricity. We install a component called a micro inverter that converts the direct current into alternating current, which is fed into your home’s existing electrical system. This is what your home or business runs on. The electricity is then either consumed by your home or fed back out to the utility grid to help offset consumption elsewhere. This process is called net metering, and your energy company will record the energy you pump into the grid during sun hours, and energy you consume from the grid during the evening.
HOW LONG DO SOLAR PANELS LAST?
What you’re probably wondering is how long your system will produce energy.We warranty our installation for 30 years, but most solar installations will last well into the 40-year range if properly maintained.
WILL SOLAR PANELS WORK DURING A POWER OUTAGE?
No. Grid tied solar systems are required to shut down in the event of a power outage. This is a safety precaution put in place to protect utility personnel who might be working in your area from the threat of electrocution.
CAN SOLAR ENERGY REALLY SAVE ME MONEY?
If your average monthly electricity bill is high, and you're living in an area with high energy rates then it’s worthwhile installing solar panels in your home. It is not only amazing for your wallet but also good for the environment.
Here are a couple of reasons why you should invest in solar panels:
The price of energy is not dropping
The cost of installing solar panels has improved and prices have fallen
Installing solar panels provides a long-term subsidy benefits
Save money on your pension by reducing energy costs on your monthly electricity bill
Solar panels are long-lasting and require little upkeep
IS SOLAR EXPENSIVE? CAN I FINANCE?
Going solar in the past has always been a sizeable investment that would eventually pay for itself over time. However, what we recognized at Iowa Solar Pros is that not everybody could initially afford the upfront cost to get solar installed in the first place. Working with great financing companies from around the United States, we can get you approved instantly to finance the installation of solar without having to put any money down and start saving on your monthly bills immediately. In our mind this is the smartest way to go solar if you can’t afford the initial investment.
I HAVE A 2,500 SQ FT HOUSE. HOW MANY PANELS SO I NEED?
We get this question a lot. The size of your home has little to do with how much energy you use. We design solar PV system around your annual energy consumption. If you can give us actual monthly kWh consumption for one year, we can tell you exactly how many solar panels you need as a starting point.