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Your budget is tight.
You want to save money for your taxpayers.
You care about the environment.
— What are you waiting for?
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See how a solar array will save your Local Government money, Day 1
No! iDEAL Energies solar program requires no upfront payment from the City/County. You only pay for the energy produced by the solar array at a discount to what you currently pay your utility. You save money day-1!
NO! iDEAL Energies works with your roofing vendor to follow their specific roof warranty overburden requirements to assure that your existing roof warranty stays intact with solar installed.
Making sure your roof warranty stays intact is integral part of our standard process.
Yes! The energy savings from your solar array will help pay for your new roof.
Taking down and reinstalling the solar panels during a roof replacement event costs approximately two years of energy savings.
Solar arrays require minimal maintenance. In MN, there is no need to clean the solar arrays or to remove snow during winter months. Our financial modeling takes this into account.
iDEAL Energies includes O&M services for our local government customers as part of our standard agreement.
6 - 9 months
Installation time varies with system size, utility programs leveraged, time to receive utility interconnection approval, and weather.
iDEAL Energies completes the installation of your solar array with minimal impact on your day-to-day activities.
iDEAL Energies offers design consulting services to our new construction customers to ensure that buildings are designed to be solar capable and installing solar becomes a seamless part of the construction process.
Yes! Phasing out fossil fuels is causing utilities to upgrade their infrastructure. This means raising rates for all their customers.
(For example, Xcel just proposed raising its rates 20+% over 3 years)
By installing a solar array now, you will lock in your current energy costs during the payback period. After the payback period, you will save on your bottom line by receiving free energy from your solar array for its remaining life (typically ~40 years).