Iowa Energy Center

Our team has over 30 years of energy efficiency & renewable energy experience & expertise.

  • Renewable energy experts in: biomass, biofuels, wind & solar
  • Energy efficiency experts in: commercial, industrial, professional, residential & agricultural
  • Energy Education experts in: STEM, K-12, professional trainings & workshops

What are the first 3 things I should do if I am considering installing solar at my residence?

The first thing a new shopper for solar PV should do is read the Iowa Energy Center’s “Solar PV Energy Guide” booklet that can be found at

The guide is designed to provide information and resources to help you make an informed decision, whether you choose a turnkey system, a do-it-yourself approach, or a combination of the two. The information is presented in a series of steps that will  help you reach a well-informed conclusion.