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Investing in renewable energy products and energy-efficient solutions provides benefits that go beyond saving energy, money, and the environment. Green power and energy conservation are no longer the wave of the future – they’re here now (and here to stay).

Renewable Energy Products

Beyond the obvious benefits of utility bill reductions and reducing your building’s environmental footprint, the right renewable energy products and energy-efficient solutions can provide:

  • Improved employee productivity through enhanced comfort and better work environments
  • Reduced operations and maintenance costs through taking advantage of natural resources
  • Increased building asset value by improving market values
  • Positive public image by demonstrating your commitment to protecting the environment
  • Better health for the people inside your buildings

If you think you can’t afford sustainable, renewable energy solutions, think again: We’ll show you how you can.

Energy Efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is a smart decision for many financial and environmental reasons – but deciding how and where to start can be overwhelming. Van Meter’s energy-efficiency experts make the process educational and stress-free as they offer products and services ranging from no-risk energy audits to NEMA premium motors and LEDs.

Our team can help you implement a complete energy management solution for buildings ranging from an industrial plant or school to a hospital or an office building. Our first priority is to help you reduce the amount of energy you use by identifying areas of energy waste within your building. Once we’ve got that covered, we’ll walk through options for renewable energy.

Solar Energy

solar energy iowaEven at current energy prices, solar photovoltaics and renewable energy products can yield high rates of return. As utility rates increase, the financial benefits of solar become comparable to the environmental advantages. As a renewable energy source, solar energy can replace fossil fuel – and it’s completely free.

Not only can Van Meter design a renewable energy system to help you offset energy costs, but we can tell you first-hand how it’s working for us. We’ve installed solar at six of our Iowa electrical supply locations, and we’re experiencing remarkable results (including a 96 percent reduction in energy bills in some locations). We have more solar panels on the ground and in our warehouse than any other distributors in Iowa combined, so we offer same-day or next-day delivery instead of making you wait for weeks.

If renewable energy solutions are in your organization’s future, count on Van Meter to:

  • Answer your solar questions
  • Help you find the best system and set-up
  • Investigate possible renewable energy rebates and federal/state tax incentives
  • Show you how to start tracking energy savings
  • Calculate possible payback so you know what to expect as a return on investment

We also offer photovoltaic training for electricians, builders, engineers, and trade professionals who are interested in solar installation.

Get a material quote for a solar energy installation

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Whether you’re pursuing LEED certification, want to prepare for the future, or are dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Van Meter can get your parking area set up to handle electric vehicle charging.

We’ll determine whether your existing electrical infrastructure can support these systems, help you find incentives to reduce upfront purchasing costs, determine the best placement for electric vehicle charging stations, and evaluate how many stations you’ll need.


Learn more about the lighting solutions Van Meter offers to all industries and building types.


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You may see (or be quoted) a price, but that number doesn’t factor in the other services you’ll need along the way to put those products to use. Although price is an important consideration, value-added…


Wahlert Tennis Center Now Powered by the Sun

Wahlert Tennis Center Now Powered by the Sun

June 6, 2019 | News | Energy

The lights at Wahlert Catholic High School’s Bernie O’Connor Tennis Center in Dubuque, IA, are now powered by the sun thanks to the generosity of two local businesses, Eagle Point Solar and Van Meter Inc.


Solar Energy in Iowa: 4 Myths Debunked

Solar Energy in Iowa: 4 Myths Debunked

May 23, 2019 | News | Energy

As solar energy prices continue to drop in Iowa, more businesses are starting to realize it as a viable option. But misinformation can get in the way of deciding whether this type of renewable energy will…

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