Residential Solar

Iowa Home Solar Installation

True Solar provides Iowa homeowners with solar energy solutions that are affordable, custom, and efficient. Our goal is to educate customers on how solar energy can benefit them, and provide the best system for their needs.

We do our own work. We only use quality name-brand solar panels and products. We are solar professionals with experience throughout the industry. We custom build every system to suit the specific needs of each project.

True Hassle-Free Residential Solar

Go solar in just 4 easy steps.


A True Solar consultant will help you determine if solar is a good match for your home.


Our engineers will design a solar system unique to your home and specific energy needs.


Our permitting team will work with your city to prepare your home for installation.


Our build team will install your system with the care and attention to detail you deserve.

How Solar Energy Powers Your Home

Solar Panels

Each individual panel is constructed of a layer of silicon cells, a metal frame, a glass casing surrounded by a special film, and wiring. The solar cells, which are also referred to as photovoltaic cells, absorb sunlight during daylight hours.


An inverter is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a solar energy system. It’s a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity, which is what a solar panel generates, to alternating current (AC) electricity, which the electrical grid uses.


Batteries store energy generated by your panels for use when you actually need it. Solar batteries are an alternative (or addition to) feeding energy back to the grid and can help you make your house or facility somewhat immune from power outages and even help take it off-grid entirely.


The main breaker shuts off power to the entire house if the overall load demand grows too high or if there is another serious problem in the electrical system. Usually, these problems involve momentary power surges, but sometimes there may be system problems that will need to be diagnosed.


A meter is used to measure the electricity flowing in both directions—to and from your home. Your utility company will often provide credits for any surplus power you send back to the grid. This is known as net metering.

Utility Grid

The power grid delivers electricity from power plants to homes and businesses across the nation. It is an electrical network that generates and distributes electricity across a large area. The network includes energy utility companies and energy suppliers that deliver electricity to your home.

Solar panels convert photons into DC energy.

Photons from solar radiation collide with PV cells on solar panels, knocking loose electrons that form a DC electrical current.

Inverter converts DC energy into usable AC power.

The inverter takes the DC current generated by solar panels and converts it to AC power, which is usable in the home.

Excess production is stored or passed back to the grid.

Excess power can either be sent back onto the grid (which usually generates credits through net metering) or stored in a battery.

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