April 29, 2024

Is It Time to Explore Agrivoltaics? A Growing Solution for Solar Energy on Farms

Plants and solar panels have one major thing in common — they both need the sun. But instead of competing with one another for land that has good access to the sun’s rays, they’re increasingly benefiting from it together, side by side. That’s because more farmers are incorporating solar panels into their farmland using an arrangement known as “agrivoltaics.” Also called “agrisolar,” it’s a system where farmers place solar panels on land that is also used for grazing, crop production, or other agricultural purposes. This dual use of the land allows farmers to reap the financial and ecological benefits of […]
April 9, 2024

How To Clean Solar Panels: A Guide to Keeping Your System Well-Maintained

Rain, sleet, hail, snow — Midwesterners are no strangers to the weather events that batter our homes, buildings, and trees. Or, to the maintenance that follows. When you install solar panels on your roof or on the ground at your home, farm, or business, they will be exposed to those same elements. It’s natural to wonder what you’ll need to do to keep them well-maintained over their lifespan. The good news: Solar panel upkeep is straightforward and simple. The fact that there are no moving parts means that unlike cars or large machinery, they require very little maintenance. But over […]
January 21, 2019

The solar market is growing fast. Isn’t it time you explored the possibilities?

If you’re in business, it’s a good time to go solar. Demand is rising, costs are dropping, and federal and state incentives allow businesses to start saving money as soon as they turn on their solar system. Owning a solar energy system is more feasible and rewarding than ever—and it’s a surefire way to achieve energy independence, reduce your carbon footprint, and save on utility bills. When you invest in renewable energy, you can expect extraordinary returns and a number of competitive advantages: 01 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAX CREDITThe Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a bedrock solar incentive. The federal government provides […]
July 24, 2018

Movin’ On Up!

Movin’ On Up! Thank you to all of our clients and staff that made this possible! 1 Source Solar, LLC Recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor in Ankeny, Iowa The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Ankeny-based solar firm Ankeny, Iowa – More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer 1 Source Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. 1 Source Solar achieved a rank of 291 out of 450 solar companies and 155 in our category on the […]