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Imagine Grinnell Solar Program

At Imagine Grinnell, energy efficiency and renewable energy is near to our hearts.  We believe that there are countless positive effects of using less fossil fuel on both our local community and the larger world. With the continuously increasing demand for electric energy, the significantly high price of oil and the growing concern for the environment, many businesses are choosing to use alternative sources of energy. Among the renewable energy sources, solar energy is an environmentally and economically sustainable choice and one that can be used in various applications.

In 2015, Imagine Grinnell partnered with Ideal Energy to establish a program helping both homes and businesses install solar panels with the aid of government rebates. Ideal Energy offers a free, comprehensive consultation that informs homeowners and businesses how much money they could save by installing solar panels on their building.

In just three months, Ideal Energy handed out 70 proposals for homes, businesses, and farms that were interested in installing solar panels. Ideal Energy gave them estimates on how much they could save on energy and installation costs. Since then, sixteen installations were completed.

Although the program is currently closed, you can get more information or schedule a free consultation by visiting or contact Ideal Energy at 641-236-5518. Contact Troy Van Beek directly at 641-919-2269 for a free consultation.

Below are pictures of installations in the Grinnell area through Ideal Energy.

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