The 10 best rated solar companies in Iowa in 2020

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Compare the best solar energy companies in Iowa in 2020

Updated: August 24, 2020

There are currently 24 solar energy companies operating in Iowa. Below you can compare the prices and reputations of solar installers, solar panel manufacturers and other solar energy companies servicing Iowa today and learn how to select the best one.

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10 best rated solar installers in Iowa in 2020

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Which solar company should I choose?

The reviews scores for the largest solar companies are far worse than those for local, family-owned solar installation companies.

The best solar companies meet the following criteria:

  • Local
  • Family-owned
  • Less than 50 staff
  • Has an office near you
  • Been in business longer than 5 years
  • Employs their own installation crews
  • Uses Tier 1 solar panels
  • Uses inverters from Enphase, SolarEdge, SMA or Fronius

The solar industry is full of fly-by-night solar companies — both big and small — that open one year and are gone the next.

Solar panels last for 25-30 years, so you want an installer who will help you with any problems or system faults. For this to happen, your installer needs to be able to stay in business

Local solar companies, as a group, have the highest reviews score on our site and also have lower overheads than corporate installers, making them more likely to survive in the long term.

Iowa solar stats:

Companies reviewed

10

Avg rating of Iowa solar installers

4.83

Avg size of residential system

10.19kW

Avg price 10.19kW installed system

$19,443 ($1.91 per watt)
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What is a good price from a quality solar company in IA

Chart 1: What is a good price for a 12.80kW solar system after tax credits.

$22K
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Installing a 12.8kW solar system in Iowa, 2020

Net cost of system

$21,897-$26,763

Average payback time

Annual power production

16,519 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

5¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

18¢ /kWh

(25 year forecast of avg electric rates)

Savings over 25 years

$35,217 - $38,924
(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 12.8kW system

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Solar panel cost in Iowa by system size

Table 1: Average cost of residential solar systems by system size
System size* Avg cost per watt Avg cost
(After tax credit) show before tax
4kW $2.77 $8,184
5kW $2.65 $9,798
6kW $2.53 $11,238
7kW $2.50 $12,971
8kW $2.53 $14,978
9kW $2.45 $16,317
10kW $2.42 $17,930
12kW $2.42 $21,490
15kW $2.30 $25,497

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Table 2: Available incentive programs
Eligibility: Federal incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligibility: State incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit

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Note: Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.

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