According to, last year yielded a painful spike in utilities spending. In 2011, the nation saw a 2% jump in utilities across the board. The Energy Information Administration reported that the spike in electricity added another $300 per year to the average family’s cost of living.

Was this simply due to inflation? Unfortunately, no: we just saw the fifth consecutive year in which the annual increase of electricity spending was actually higher than the rate of inflation. Given the accelerating effects of climate change, and the rising price tag of nonrenewable energy, it’s not unreasonable to expect this trend to continue in years to come.


Solar installation process:

iBuild is a full-service solar service provider specializing in both off grid, hybrid and grid tie systems, with everything you need to power your home with clean solar energy. We will oversee the entire solar panel installation project from engineering to install and provide a single point of contact and accountability throughout the life of your system. Our experience engineering and installing high quality solar power systems for homes and our uncompromising service have made us an industry leader.  Whether you want a grid tie system (Link this to:) or you want to go off grid (link this to), we have the solution.

Step 1: Free solar consultation

Every solar power project starts with a quick conversation to see if solar is right for you. We’ll discuss your energy use and take a look at your roof and property using satellite imaging.

We’ll prepare a free customized quote if everything looks good. It includes all of your options and projects your energy savings for the next 20 years.

Step 2: Sign your agreement

Your personalized agreement locks in your solar energy cost for the next 20 years. You’ll find it and the most important details of the agreement right on the front page.

There are no hidden fees, but you’ll find plenty of guarantees and warranties that protect you and your home.

Step 3: Solar panel system design

Whether you want a roof mount or ground array, one of our Site Surveyors will visit within days of the solar consultation to take a closer look at your roof or property and take measurements.

Once we have the measurements, our expert engineers will design a solar power system based on your home’s dimensions and your energy needs.

Step 4:  Installation

All solar panel system installations vary based on location and type of system designed.  We’ll find the time that works best for you. We also take care of all of the permits and inspections. All you have to do is watch it all come together.

Step 5: Turn on the power!

Here’s the best part. Once the utility company gives approval, you get to flip the switch to start generating your own clean, more affordable energy or completely go off grid!

Step 6: Tax Credit!

Your purchase of a solar equipment comes a 30% tax credit.  We will insure that you have received all of the forms and that they are properly filed on your behalf.

If you are looking to custom design your home now is a great time to contact us!

We know every home is different. Our in-house engineering team will custom design your solar power system based on your home’s architecture and your family’s projected electrical needs.