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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model

There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on new plant repowering, what is the difference?


Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Notes from the Solar Underground: US Solar’s Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

There is nothing new about protectionism just as there is nothing new about aggressive pricing for market share, dumping of overproduction at low prices and the cascade of unintended consequences of government intervention on markets.


Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:41:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Biggest US Companies Setting More Renewable Energy Targets

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).


Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:28:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
ENGIE Co-locates Energy Storage with Solar-Wind Hybrid Plant in Brazil

French utility ENGIE is moving ahead with plans to co-locate a fully-integrated 1-M/4-MWh battery storage system with more than 5-MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a substation in Tubarao, Brazil. 


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:58:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Denmark to End All Renewable Energy Subsidies

After more than four decades of relying on subsidies, Denmark’s renewable energy industry is ready to survive on its own much sooner than anyone expected.


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
Researchers Outline Pathway to 10 Terawatts of Solar PV by 2030

Current projections for solar PV deployment in the coming years have significantly underestimate the solar market’s potential, researchers say.


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:05:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
‘Look, Ma, No Fuel!’ … Fire-free Cooking with Solar

The cooking supply chain is being disrupted. Bounty from the sky, delivered free to the roof, drives the new cooking economy, and not the laboriously drilled, mined, transported, stored, and distributed fuel from the ground, say, kerosene or natural gas, let alone charcoal, firewood or biomass of any kind.


Wind Energy News

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:41:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Biggest US Companies Setting More Renewable Energy Targets

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).


Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:28:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
ENGIE Co-locates Energy Storage with Solar-Wind Hybrid Plant in Brazil

French utility ENGIE is moving ahead with plans to co-locate a fully-integrated 1-M/4-MWh battery storage system with more than 5-MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a substation in Tubarao, Brazil. 


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:58:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Denmark to End All Renewable Energy Subsidies

After more than four decades of relying on subsidies, Denmark’s renewable energy industry is ready to survive on its own much sooner than anyone expected.


Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:32:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Secretary Perry’s Going to Like What He Finds Looking at Wind Power and Grid Resilience

I had the honor last week of being able to join a business roundtable with fellow Texan and new U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry. We met in the state Perry led as governor for 14 years while Texas made its remarkable ascent to become the nation's leader in wind power production, investment and new jobs.


Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:23:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Storage, News
ACWA Power Will Bid to Build Saudi Arabian Solar Energy Project

ACWA Power International will bid to build a solar energy project in Saudi Arabia, part of the kingdom’s $50 billion push to temper domestic oil use.


Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:02:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Silicon Valley Power to Fuel Theme Park with Renewable Energy

California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy through Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power program.


Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Where, and When, Will California Get Offshore Wind?

Under California’s current trajectory, the state’s first offshore wind farm could be completed in waters near Morro Bay and begin sending power to the grid by 2025, according to Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission.

 


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