Full-Service Solar Energy Installation Across Iowa & the Midwest

At 1 Source Solar, our expert solar energy team is helping farmers, homeowners, businesses, and others save money while promoting environmental sustainability, profitability, and energy independence. Contact us for a no-cost savings analysis to see how solar can help you!

About 1 Source Solar

Is your energy bill going up?

Energy Costs Are Rising.
Find Sustainable Savings With Solar.

If your energy bill is going up, it’s time to see what solar can do for you.

Whether you run a business, manage farmland, or own a home, using solar energy can bring you valuable cost savings by reducing electricity consumption while increasing property values and promoting environmental sustainability.

As the trusted solar installer in the Midwest, 1 Source Solar will handle your project from design to completion. Our expert team is here to walk you through the process and is committed to providing the best customer service possible.

Energy Costs Are Rising. Find Sustainable Savings With Solar.

Is your energy bill going up?

Energy Costs Are Rising.
Find Sustainable Savings With Solar.

If your energy bill is going up, it’s time to see what solar can do for you.

Whether you run a business, manage farmland, or own a home, using solar energy can bring you valuable cost savings by reducing electricity consumption while increasing property values and promoting environmental sustainability.

As the trusted solar installer in the Midwest, 1 Source Solar will handle your project from design to completion. Our expert team is here to walk you through the process and is committed to providing the best customer service possible.

Solar panels on the roof of Peoples Bank

Providing Solar Energy Services for All Industry

  • Agriculture

  • Commercial

  • Cities & counties

  • Schools

  • Nonprofits

  • Utilities

Work With the Midwest’s Trusted Solar Company

Powering Profitability. Powering Sustainability.

At 1 Source Solar, our team is at the forefront of the industry. From our knowledge of the latest technology and techniques to our leadership in solar industry groups, we put our expertise to work for you.

We are based in Ankeny, Iowa, and Kirksville, Missouri, with satellite offices located throughout the Midwest. We work on projects throughout the Midwest of any size. As a turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) firm, we manage each stage of the process from beginning to end—ensuring your solar project is completed quickly and done right.

Why choose 1 Source Solar?

Quality. Efficiency. Superior Service.

No-cost analysis.

We’ll put together an initial analysis and design for your project at no charge.

Consistency.

We oversee the engineering, procurement, and construction on each project, meaning you only have to work with one company throughout the process.

No paperwork headaches.

We handle all of the permitting, engineering, and administration for you.

Peace of mind.

We have unparalleled experience in our field and only use products with the highest efficiency and quality.

Quality service.

Based in Iowa and Missouri, we work throughout the Midwest and bring the same quality of local customer service to each project—large or small.

Shorter system installation times.

Our extensive solar expertise, experience working with utility companies, and quality of our in-house installation team get your system online and save you money sooner.

5-year warranty.

We do it correctly the first time, and we guarantee our work for the first five years.

Our Process

1. Cost Analysis & Design

Before each project, we do an in-depth custom analysis specific to your project to find the most cost-effective design for your specific needs—at no cost to you.

2. Custom Engineering

We handle all engineering in-house. We’ll design your solar array using only the best Tier 1, high-efficiency solar modules and components.

3. Permitting & Procurement

We gather the required information, oversee the permitting and approval process, and handle the scheduling and administration for the project.

4. Installation

Our in-house team of North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified solar installers oversees the entire process. This ensures that your solar project is installed with our industry-leading quality and efficiency.

5. Ongoing Service

1 Source Solar monitors our clients’ systems for five years as part of our workmanship warranty. We also offer service contracts to maintain your system for its entire lifespan.

Read the Latest News & Insights From Our Solar Experts

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Your Solar Energy Questions: Answered

You may have questions about solar, and we have answers! Find our most frequently asked questions here.

Solar energy is a remarkable form of energy harnessed directly from the sun’s rays. Photons from sunlight strike solar panels, which consist of photovoltaic cells. These cells undergo a process called the photovoltaic effect, converting sunlight into usable electricity.

Solar panels, often installed on rooftops or ground arrays, contain photovoltaic cells made of semiconductor materials. When sunlight hits these cells, electrons are released, creating an electric current. This direct current (DC) electricity is then converted to alternating current (AC) through an inverter, making it compatible with all of your electrical needs and the electrical grid.

Solar energy offers a plethora of advantages. First, it is a renewable and sustainable source, as the sun’s energy is virtually limitless. Adopting solar energy significantly reduces carbon footprints, combating climate change. Furthermore, solar power can lead to substantial savings on your electricity bills, as it allows homeowners, farmers, and businesses to generate their own electricity. Installing solar panels can also increase the value of your property, making it an excellent long-term investment.

Net metering is a crucial policy that allows solar energy system owners to receive credits for excess electricity they generate and feed back into the electrical grid. During times when your solar system produces more electricity than your property consumes, the surplus energy is exported to the grid, earning you one-for-one kilowatt-hour (kWh) credits to be used when your system generates less electricity than needed, such as at night or on cloudy days.

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Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

Federal Solar Direct Payments

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Federal Grant Program

Asset Depreciation

State-by-State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act allows homeowners and businesses to receive a credit of 30% of the cost of new solar panel systems, energy storage devices, and installation expenses from their taxes. That tax credit applies to new solar panels installed between 2022 and 2032. The tax benefit then drops to 26% for panels installed in 2033 and to 22% for panels installed in 2034.

Some local governments and nonprofits that are tax-exempt can also benefit from Inflation Reduction Act tax credits through a 30% direct pay incentive. Tax-exempt organizations may choose to partner with a third party that is non tax-exempt. In this arrangement, known as a power purchase agreement, the third party will own the system and recoup available tax credits and depreciation benefits. The tax-exempt organization will then purchase solar power from them. This provides a mutually beneficial relationship and reduces the solar start-up costs for the nonprofit.

Who Qualifies?

Tax-paying individuals or businesses.

Solar Loans

Solar loans are loans specifically designed for solar projects that allow you to repay the balance over several years. At 1 Source Solar, we partner with Greenpenny Bank and VisionBank, which both offer solar loan programs.

Greenpenny Bank

  • Residential loans of up to $50,000 over 20 years.
  • Commercial and industrial solar customers can finance up to 100% of their projects, depending on their income.
  • Fixed interest rates are available for the full length of the loan.

Who is Eligible?

Residential, commercial, and industrial solar users.

Who is Eligible?

Residential homeowners.

Vision Bank

  • Residential loans of up to $50,000 over 20 years.
  • Commercial and industrial solar customers can finance up to 100% of their projects, depending on their income.
  • Fixed interest rates are available for the full length of the loan.

Whole Life Insurance Policy

Do you own a whole life insurance policy? Some whole life insurance plans allow you to borrow against the plan’s accumulated cash value to invest in your solar project. Insurers often cap borrowing at around 90% of the policy’s cash value and charge interest, typically at a lower rate than other types of loans. Check with your insurer to see what options are available.

Qualified Retirement Plans

If you’ve reached age 65, a qualified retirement plan could be another option to fund your solar project. You can receive the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit on withdrawals from your account that are used to pay for your solar project.

Qualified Retirement Plans

If you’ve reached age 65, a qualified retirement plan could be another option to fund your solar project. You can receive the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit on withdrawals from your account that are used to pay for your solar project.

Qualified Retirement Plans

If you’ve reached age 65, a qualified retirement plan could be another option to fund your solar project. You can receive the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit on withdrawals from your account that are used to pay for your solar project.

Qualified Retirement Plans

If you’ve reached age 65, a qualified retirement plan could be another option to fund your solar project. You can receive the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit on withdrawals from your account that are used to pay for your solar project.

Qualified Retirement Plans

If you’ve reached age 65, a qualified retirement plan could be another option to fund your solar project. You can receive the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit on withdrawals from your account that are used to pay for your solar project.

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