ISETA (Iowa SolarEnergy Trade Association) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in safety, quality of workmanship and technical standards for the benefit of the solar photovoltaic, small wind and solar thermal industries and their clients in the state of Iowa through public policy, public relations, marketing and education.
Governor Branstad speaks at Solar day at the Capitol
Solar Day at the Capitol was March 12 2015

Iowa Supreme Court upholds third-party solar PPA

Link to Press Release

Iowa Solar Tax Credit
Awards as of 10/01/14 $2,125,332

Solar Energy System Tax Awards as of 2/27/2014

Total number and total cost of projects by year

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Number of Projects by Year

Total Cost of Qualifying Projects Based on Federal Credit

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Source: Iowa Department of Revenue

The solar tax credit is for both PV and thermal systems. 


Governor Branstad signed Senate File 2340
Governor Branstad signed Senate File 2340, a key tax incentive bill for solar energy that triples the size of Iowa's successful solar tax incentive program. The law supports continued growth of Iowa's solar market

Link to Additional Information

New report, From The Iowa Environmental Council-Real Potential, Ready Today: Solar Energy in Iowa
In a new report,the Council explains how in addition to providing useful energy, solar PV offers many other benefits: job creation, consumer savings, cleaner air and water, innovation and technology investment, and improved stability in the electric grid. The report also highlights prominent examples of solar installations from around the state and explains common public policies used in Iowa and nationwide to support solar energy.

Link to the Iowa Environmental Council Solar page

Download the PDF of the report




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Joining ISETA will provide you with opportunities to interact with Iowa’s top energy professionals in installation, engineering, construction, utilities, community colleges, universities, and community and state organizations. Our website will connect you with potential clients, and our exclusive members area will keep you up to date on issues of
interest like grant opportunities, legislation, zoning issues and training opportunities.

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