Eastern Iowa’s Only Solar Provider With Production Guarantees

Rabe Hardware is Eastern Iowa’s most trusted solar contractor for providing honest, high quality, residential and commercial solar panel sales and installation. Solar panels can generate enough electricity from the sun to give you energy independence, increase your home or business’s value while reducing your impact on earth.  If you’re near Blairstown or in Eastern Iowa and are ready to invest in solar power with a new solar panel installation, call Rabe Hardware to help you every step of the way!


Don’t be fooled by deceptive pricing tactics. 

Beware of contractors promising the LOWEST cost per watt!

This misleading tactic leads many to believe they’re getting the lowest installation cost; but what’s really going on, is the contractor is lowering their panel’s output rating.  This results in a system design that requires more panels which actually costs more to install and maintain.

For upfront, honest solar pricing call Rabe Hardware!


Guaranteed Durability & Reliability

From hail storms, to water exposure, to wind and snow loads, SolarWorld solar panels are designed, built, and tested to withstand the harshest conditions all while exceeding international testing requirements and providing the maximum power output year after year.

Guaranteed Long-term Energy Production

All solar panels are not created equal. SolarWorld controls every aspect of the manufacturing process to deliver high-quality solar panels that provide long-term energy production for each and every customer. Maximize your return on investment with worry-free performance.

Performance Guarantee for Sunmodule Plus Solar Panels

  • 20-year product workmanship warranty
  • 25-year linear performance guarantee
  • At least 97% of nominal power in the first year
  • Guaranteed maximum performance reduction of only 0.7% per year
  • Guaranteed performance of 90% after 11 years
  • Guaranteed performance of 80.2% after 25 years

Why Solar? Why Now?

Now is the time!  Homeowners who are still waiting to install a solar power system may be missing out. By making the switch to solar now, you’ll maximize the financial benefits of rebates, tax credits and other incentives.  Plus – lower operating costs will pay for the system within 5-7 years.  When it comes to going solar, there’s no good reason to wait!

  • Thanks for doing such a good job.  Everyone was conscientious about their quality of work.  I gave your name and number to several people who liked what they saw and I told them you were fair and honest to work with.  I hope you get some additional business from this. Thanks again.–Ted Finch (Cedar Rapids,IA)

  • I love the Geo!  If by chance I would build again, you would my first call for all geothermal, plumbing and electric. The people at Rabe Hardware are the nicest, hardworking people I have ever worked with. You guys have been great with my Mom & Dad and that means a lot to me. You have a five star business.  No more buying propane or cutting wood for me! Thanks again.–Kelly Posusta (Douds,IA)

  • My wife and I wanted to pass along a big Thank You to you and your company.  We couldn’t be more happy with what we have.  From start to finish the process was extremely smooth.  The first time I met with Jake to talk about the Geothermal I was really clueless about the entire system but Jake broke it down into simple terms and in the end there was no doubt in our minds that we were going to go with the Geothermal system.  The scheduling process was smooth as was the communication with the guys on the jobsite. Coming from a homeowner who was acting as the General on his own home, this was very helpful.    They were all very easy to talk to and were very accommodating to our requests, not to mention they were clean and picked up after themselves.  Thank you again for everything, we sure appreciate it.–Matt & Alicia Hayes (Cedar Rapids, IA)

  • Matt was very knowledgeable, helpful and great to deal with–especially appreciate Rabe accommodating our needs to get the old AC unit disconnected so we could do some landscaping before the install the next day. The 3 guys who did the install were great too, efficient and thorough in cleaning up, etc, and showing us how to use the new thermostat. Thanks so much!–John & Dawn Stoakes (Dysart, IA)

  • We would like to thank every person at Rabe Hardware for the pleasant and professional work we received in the installation of heating, plumbing, and electrical contracting.  We constructed a new home in 2005, after visiting with Jake Rabe.  We took his suggestion and installed a Geothermal unit.  The unit surpassed all expectations, both in comfort and low operating cost.  Help with electrical and plumbing installation was great. The products are quality, the staff super and service exceptional.  It was a very good experience.–Denny & Wendy (Keystone, IA)

  • I love my air conditioner!! I wish I would have had it installed sooner. It runs so quietly and boy does it cool things down quickly. The guys from Rabe were fantastic. Very professional and friendly. One of the parts was wrong so they had to make a trip to get the right one and then it got to be about 4 and I asked if they were done for the day and they said, you don’t have air yet, so they stuck around and finished up the job instead of coming back the next day. The next day a tech came out to check the AC to make sure everything was working properly and then a few days later I received a follow up call asking how everything was working. The guys at Rabe’s are great!!– Stephanie Hofmaster (Newhall, IA)