Post Tagged with: "Iowa"

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

Wapello Solar Project becomes largest solar project in Iowa

April 22, 2021 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Sungrow has supplied 34 inverters completing a 127.5 MW solar facility in Wapello, Iowa. The Wapello Solar project, developed by Clēnera and constructed by RES, progressed with little to no delays despite beginning construction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest solar project in Iowa, Wapello Solar entered into commercial operation on March 8, 2021. “WapelloRead More

Alliant Energy agrees with Perry, Iowa on 1-MW solar project via Customer Hosted Renewables Program

Alliant Energy agrees with Perry, Iowa on 1-MW solar project via Customer Hosted Renewables Program

April 7, 2021 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Alliant Energy and the city of Perry, Iowa have reached an agreement to install a 1-megawatt solar facility on a 7-acre site on the western edge of the city. On April 5, a lease for the project was approved during the City Council Meeting. By hosting the solar facility, theRead More

Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa

Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa

July 13, 2020 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solarRead More

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

Solar advocates in Iowa may have reached a net metering compromise with local utility

March 5, 2020 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A proposal in Iowa, which still needs to pass in the legislature, would preserve net metering and let utilities recoup costs faster. After years of tussling over net metering rules, Iowa solar advocates and the state’s largest utility finally found common ground recently on one core point: They all wantRead More

Iowa government unironically tables a “sunshine tax” on solar system owners, which is as regressive as it sounds

Iowa government unironically tables a “sunshine tax” on solar system owners, which is as regressive as it sounds

February 28, 2019 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Stuff like this is why California’s fight for a Solar Bill of Rights matters. In Iowa, utilities are moving a “sunshine tax” through the state legislature. The bill, which is in front of the full House Commerce Committee, would impose fees of about $300 a year on solar customers underRead More

Reminder, Iowa: New net metering cap rules to go in effect this April

Reminder, Iowa: New net metering cap rules to go in effect this April

March 16, 2017 at 6:30 am 1 comment

Net metering seems to be slowly losing its political favor. We turn to Iowa today where the state’s Utilities Board accepted a proposed rule change from Alliant Energy would place an arbitrary cap on net metering in order to curtail the number of residents able to make the move. WhyRead More

Iowa Utilities Board accepts proposal that will cap growing net metering program

Iowa Utilities Board accepts proposal that will cap growing net metering program

February 27, 2017 at 8:12 am 1 comment

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently accepted a proposed rule change from Alliant Energy, one of Iowa’s two major electric utility providers. This new ruling will drastically change how net metering works in Alliant Energy’s service territory and will reduce the financial viability of new solar installations. The new rulesRead More

Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project installed with Solar FlexRack’s G3 Fixed Tilt system

Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project installed with Solar FlexRack’s G3 Fixed Tilt system

October 11, 2016 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

The largest utility-scale solar power generation project in Iowa, a 2.3-MW plant (the largest of the series, which will include five systems and total 5.5 MW) was just installed using Solar FlexRack’s G3 Fixed Tilt system. When completed, the five solar electric plants will reduce over 5 million tons of carbon emissionsRead More

Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project chooses Solectria inverters

Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project chooses Solectria inverters

July 20, 2016 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a leading commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced at Intersolar North America that its transformerless three-phase inverters were chosen for Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) utility-scale solar project that spans five sites across its service delivery territory. The five sites total 5.56 MW and are part ofRead More

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

March 10, 2016 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

More than 1,200 Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) customers have invested in a new 1.5-MW DC community solar project near Prairie Lakes Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now completed by SunLink Corp. and RER Energy Group. The project utilized SunLink’s GeoPro mounting system and was installed by the company’s PowerCare installationRead More