Posts Tagged: eastern iowa solar energy

Condominium Living

OK, so you like the idea of solar energy.

You like the idea of the money you could be saving. You like the idea of generating your own power from the sun. You like the idea of being green and doing things that are good for the environment. You are energy-conscious now but wonder what more you could be doing. You like the idea of making an investment that pays you and, at the same time, one that benefits the world that our children will inherit.

“Yes, But … I Live in a Condo.”

I’m here to tell you that all is not lost. I’m here to tell you that you are not stuck. I’m here to tell you that you have a way to get what you like. I’m here to tell you that Nemeth Energy Solutions has the unique way out of your dilemma.

“But I Can’t Put Things Outside, Right?”

Many condominium covenants allow owners to install items outside. Your homeowners association (sometimes referred to as an HOA) may allow you to install gas grills, pole lights, barbeque pits, hot tubs, gardens, and other items. Solar energy can be one of those items.

“Oh, My Homeowners Association Will Never Go For That!”

Not everyone can install solar energy on a condominium. I’m here to tell you that we can do the work where others cannot. Homeowners associations are responsible for taking care of the buildings in the complex. Most will be highly skeptical of anyone who wants to make changes to one of them or to the property around one. This skeptical attitude will lead the homeowners association to reject most proposals – and you may have experienced this yourself, or know of your neighbors who have. Most solar energy installers do not have the credentials to do this work, and because of this they (and you) would face that same skepticism and rejection. Mike Nemeth, president of Nemeth Energy Solutions, has the professional credentials that can convince wary homeowners associations that the work will be done well, done right, done in an attractive manner that’s easy to maintain, and done so that your building is protected.

“Do I Have Choices?”

This can apply whether you live in a townhouse or townhome, a duplex, a triplex, a four-plex, a multi-plex, a detached condominium, or in some cases even a multi-floor condominium. If your homeowners covenants and your situation will allow it, then you can choose from some options! We can install solar on your roof, or you can opt for a solar awning, a solar shed, a solar carport, a solar pergola, or something completely unique. Any of these can be hooked into your electric service and allow you to start saving money and helping our environment – work-free and tax-free.

“OK, So Now What Should I Do?”

There are plenty of possibilities; all that’s left for you to do is call us or contact us here, and get started. Nemeth Energy Solutions will work with you to design a solar energy solution that meets your needs, is attractive, and will give you many years of money savings!

“Has Anybody Tried This Before?”

If you would like to research what has happened across the country with condo owners and solar energy, we invite you to check out the following links. Know that some of these articles describe conditions in states other than Iowa, so if you have questions about how this information applies here, please call us or contact us here and we can help.

Our Invitation

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you take charge of your electric bills and get for yourself an environmentally responsible and financially profitable solution. Just call us or contact us here and we’ll get started!

5 Things You Must Know Before Building A New Home!

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Building a new home is quite an exciting experience, which can sometimes become overwhelming. However, it is quite a routine procedure for your home’s builder, which is why you have to be an active participant in all of the aspects regarding your home construction process in order to ensure that you end up with the home you’ve truly dreamed of. 
Building a new home can’t be a passive process, since there are plenty of decisions that have to be made by you. If you’re unwilling or unable to make such decisions, you’ll ultimately force the builder to make them and run the unfortunate risk of having a home that doesn’t turn out the way you’ve envisioned it. Let’s take a look at 5 things you need to know about building your new construction home:
1. Know the numbers
Before you actually begin to building the new home, it is important that you run some number that determine whether or not you can really afford the home you desire. The majority of house plans provide a cost-to-build tool that can provide an exact estimate of construction that is based on where you are building it. This number includes the total construction costs, funds for the slush account and down payment, tax benefits, and other associated calculations.
2. Check your builder’s reputation
There are numerous amounts of builders out there, but not all of them have been created equal. Perform some research in order to understand which ones have the leading reputations. Whether your perform this research online or receive recommendations from friends and family members, find out if the builder is respected for performing quality work. 
3. Construct with the resale option in mind
Regardless of how much you truly love the home that you’re building, it’s statistically unlikely that it will become the final home you ever live in. Keeping this fact in mind, you need to take into consideration its potential value of resale. Try not to add too many upgrades that overprice the home for its specific neighborhood. In addition, don’t choose things that are way too out of the ordinary.
4. Think green, think solar energy
Make sure that you perform your research in order to maximize the energy/efficiency of your home’s design. Today, there is nothing more important for your home’s energy efficiency than solar energy. The solar energy panels are able to convert the provided sunlight into electricity. Using solar energy will reduce the new home’s electric bills but needs to be designed properly, which Nemeth Energy Solutions will do. It’s also better, cheaper, and more reliable to install solar on a new home than after the home is finished. Adding solar won’t delay the day that the house will be finished, and the work can all be done before you’re living in the house!
5. Don’t neglect the punch
Part of your final phase of constructing a new home is going over the “punch list”. A punch list is the list that has been created at the final stages of construction, which shows that still needs to be done or repaired in the new construction home. You and the contractor will create the list a week before closing when you go through the final walk through. You should take notes every time you visit the construction site or perform a walk though.

What does Nemeth Energy Solutions do?

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Who are we? 

We are a one-stop-shop for your solar energy needs.




We handle ALL of this for you.  Not only that, our president, Mike Nemeth,is a Licensed Professional Engineer, so we have our own on-site engineering that’s knowledgeable and involved with projects. Often, you will see companies outsource work to licensed engineers as it is necessary, but with us, we handle all details in house.

What do we do?

We’re changing the landscape of how we use energy, one building at a time.  We believe we all have a social responsibility to make use of greener technologies as they come available. Solar energy is just that.  When you utilize solar energy, not only are you maintaining that social responsibility, but you are also massively decreasing your utility bills. Not only that, but the federal government and the State of Iowa may allow you to deduct 30%-45% of the cost of your new system from your corporate income taxes!  Did you know that? 30%-45%!

We hate to keep going on and on about the same subject, but when that subject is saving money…we’re going to do it anyway.  So, now we know that you can deduct the renewable energy system on your taxes.  Let’s talk about where else you will be saving money.  Your investment grows every year, obviously because energy prices are not going down and are always increasing, and how about this?  Because solar energy takes the place of electricity you would otherwise be using, that money you are being essentially paid back is tax free!

There is just no way around knowing that solar energy is the way to go for homes and businesses, both.


Where do you get more information?

We are available to talk with you about whatever your questions may be. Our president is passionate and excited about the future of renewable energy and would probably be the best person to talk to in the area.

Now, if you prefer to research online first, here are some suggested readings:

How the Solar Industry Delivered a Pivotal Policy

How Businesses Can Play a Role in the Energy Revolution

US Solar Industry Provides More Jobs than Oil and Gas Extraction

We would also suggest reaching out to current solar energy users if you would like more information beyond this.

When you’re ready to take charge, start saving some money, and take on that social responsibility, just fill out and submit the form found here. We’ll start with a survey of your property and energy needs, and work with you from there to determine the best system to fit your unique situation.

If you’re not ready to begin just yet, but can think of someone that is, we actually have something for you.  We have a gratitude program. When you refer someone or a company to Nemeth Energy Solutions and that referral results in a business deal, we’ll send you a cash reward!  This isn’t chump change either, this is good stuff.  Check it out at

We look forward to hearing from you!