Solar Installation

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Switch to Green Energy with Agricultural Solar Panel Installation

Preferred Energy Consultants provides solar panel installation and installs photovoltaic solar systems for agricultural clients throughout Eastern Iowa in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Quad Cities, Dubuque, Waterloo, IA surrounding areas. Generous USDA grants and state/federal incentives are available right now — get them while they are here! Electric rates are only going to continue to rise, raising the value of your investment in solar power. Solar for farms is simply one of the safest places to invest because it’s low risk with a high return.

Why Go S0lar?

Our systems are custom designed to meet your current electrical needs. Every kilowatt-hour (kWh) your solar system produces will offset one that you would have needed to otherwise purchase from your electric company. That means more money remaining in the farm. Instead of remaining vulnerable to ever-increasing price of energy, solar provides farmers with a reliable, cost-effective energy solution.

Solar panels are a great investment into the long-term value and viability of your farm. With grants and tax credits, solar provides financial benefits for years to come. It’s an investment in the future of your farm.

Our grid-connected solar panels integrate into your current electrical system seamlessly. In most cases, there is no need for expensive modifications. We can install panels on the roof of a barn, livestock building or home, utilizing existing surfaces for your benefit.

Now is the best time to invest in solar, with rebates being offed from both the federal and state government up to 45% of the total cost of the installation.

What are Photovoltaic Systems?

A photovoltaic (PV) system, or solar power system, is a power system that is designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. The system is made up of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter that changes the electric current from DC to AC, as well as mounting, cabling and other electrical accessories to set up a working solar system. 


Photovoltaic System Options include:

  • Grid-Connected or Stand-Alone Systems
  • Building-Integrated or Rack-Mounted Systems
  • Distributed or Centralized Systems
  • Rooftop or Ground-Mounted Systems
  • Tracking or Fixed-Tilt Systems
  • Newly Constructed or Retrofitted Systems
  • Systems with Micro-Inverters or Central Inverters
  • Systems Using Crystalline Silicon or Thin-Film Technology


We'll Help You Choose the Best System for Your Agricultural Property

Choosing the right system for your farm is important. We help you get the best value for money by installing proven, reliable, and cost-effective technologies that meet all your solar needs.

Four Benefits of Solar Powered Farms


With solar power, you can secure predictable electricity costs for your home.


In most states, solar costs less than energy from the utility, so you can save on your bill.


Solar creates 91% less CO2 pollution than natural gas and 96% less CO2 than coal.


Clean solar energy provides us with an unlimited, reliable source of energy.