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August 1, 2017 | Best Practices | Energy

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Van Meter experts can help you through every step of the solar-project process

Renewable energy is on the rise. In 2016, it provided 16.9% of total U.S. electricity generation. Green power options, such as solar, can yield high rates of return – and Van Meter knows this first-hand. We’ve installed solar photovoltaics on several of our own facilities, seeing up to a 96% reduction in energy bills as a result. But that’s not the only thing that sets us apart when it comes to renewable energy.

We stock an extensive offering of solar modules for any size job and offer same-day or next-day delivery. Van Meter drop-ships straight to your jobsite so you don’t have to touch a thing until it’s time for installation.

Partnering with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Van Meter offers training and hands-on activities to teach photovoltaic (PV) system basics, from design to installation.

“We stock an extensive offering of solar modules for any size job and offer same-day or next-day delivery.”

To make sure you get the most reliable, dependable, and high-performing solar solutions available, we partner with industry-leading manufacturers.

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Market One in Des Moines, IA, utilizes PV panels on its car canopy.

Our experts help you through every step of the solar-project process:

  • Identifying possible efficiency improvements before a project begins
  • Establishing site design and solar array locations
  • Following installation best practices, code requirements, and utility guidelines
  • Providing follow-up product and warranty support

Logan Welch, a Van Meter renewable energy product manager, was the first professional in Iowa to be certified as a PV associate by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). To date, there are only three others in Iowa who hold this certification. To receive it, professionals must meet minimum levels of education and experience, pass a rigorous competency exam, and abide by a strict ethics code.

Welch believes that starting his career as an electrician helps him provide better service: “I can have conversations with electricians and installers about solar systems because I’ve been there. I have hands-on experience working with the equipment, tools, and devices.”

Call us at 1-800-247-1410 to learn more about renewable energy and our team of solar experts. From start to finish, we’re here to help.

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Welch has more than 17 years in the electrical industry and joined Van Meter in 2015.


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