Benefits

Solar power provides a clean, renewable energy source that saves you money. With no cost for fuel, long warranties, and no moving parts, solar is a proven technology that benefits both consumers and protects the environment. Unlike other forms of energy, solar has very few air pollutants and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

How it Works

  1. Solar modules (panels) convert sunlight to direct current (DC) power.

  2. The inverter we place in your system converts DC power to alternating current (AC) power.

  3. AC power from the solar system supplies power to your business or home.

 

Types of Systems

We install three types of solar systems:

  1. Roof Mount

  2. Ground Mount

  3. Pole Mount

Solar for Home

With multiple installation options, from roof mount on your home or outbuildings to ground mounts in your yard, solar can help offset your family’s energy needs in ways that fit your lifestyle.

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Getting Started

  • Gather 1-2 year of electric bills so we can analyze your needs

  • We do a preliminary estimate

  • Get a site evaluation done to finalize the estimate

  • 10% down payment to cover cost of permitting and design

  • We start your permit process with the electric company

  • If you want to monitor your solar production on your phone or computer, you will need to provide WiFi access to the solar array

  • We install your system

 

Rebates & Incentives

State Credit

This is for publicly traded companies only:  KCP&L, Ameren, and Empire. This does not include co-op electric companies. The credit is based on system size. Ameren's Solar Rebate Requirements 

Federal Tax Credit

30% total cost of solar project for 2019. Will decrease to 26% in 2020. This is a tax credit not cash back. For more information, talk to your CPA.

Others Available

Certain Cities and utilities have further rebates. Check with your local municipality for details.

 
 

Solar for Business

We have installed solar systems to farmers, schools, and small businesses. The benefits of solar can help your business grow to its full potential.

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Getting Started

  • Gather 1-2 year of electric bills so we can analyze your needs

  • We can do a preliminary estimate.

  • Get a site evaluation done to finalize the estimate.

  • 2% down payment to cover cost of permitting and design

  • We start your permit process with electric company

  • If applicable, we will help you complete the REAP Grant

  • For monitoring your solar production on your phone or computer, you will need to provide wifi access to the solar array

  • We install your system.

 

Rebates & Incentives

REAP Grant

A competitive grant for ag producers and small rural businesses. Here are the Requirements to qualify for the REAP Grant

State Credit

This is for publicly traded companies only:  KCP&L, Ameren, and Empire. This does not include co-op electric companies. The credit is based on system size. Ameren's Solar Rebate Requirements 

Federal Tax Credit

30% total cost of solar project for 2019. Will decrease to 26% in 2020. This is a tax credit not cash back. For more information, talk to your CPA.

Depreciation

Value based on current tax bracket, you can take up to 85% value of the system.

 
 

 

"Red Barn Solar was great to work with when it came to installing solar panels at one of our buildings. They worked closely with us through the exploratory, installation, and usage stage. They went the extra mile when it came to ensuring this project would be more than just energy savings for us, but a student learning experience as well."

- Tricia, Assistant Superintendent, Kirksville Area Technical Center

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