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Solar Energy in the News

Solar Happenings in Iowa​

2018 News Clips

12-28-18: Lack of clarity on state law could hinder solar projects, and limit competition - Milwaukee Sentinel Journal

12-28-18: Iowa power co-op plans state's biggest solar project - The Gazette

12-17-18: Iowa Co-op Embraces Both Solar And Wind Power -

12-17-18: Solar power project proposed for Louisa County - Radio Iowa

11-8-18: Bringing Solar Power From Iowa Hog Confinements to a Yabacoan School - Siouxland Public Media

10-28-18: Renewable energy is worth pursuing - Waterloo Courier


10-17-18: Solar Installs by Year | Solar Installs by Purpose

10-13-18: Next up for Iowa company: Batteries to store solar power - Cedar Rapids Gazette


10-8-18: Solar should replace demand response policies in energy companies, researcher says -- Des Moines Business Record

10-8 -18: Could solar be a better deal than demand response for Iowa customers? - Energy News Network

10-7-18: Nick in the AM: Lights are on in VIT school district, thanks to new solar panels - Peoria Journal Star

10-2-18: Iowa, already a leader on wind, looks to take the next steps on storage - Energy News Network


9-25-18: Solar trade groups roll out tool to streamline permitting, interconnection - Utility Dive


9-18-18: Large-Scale Battery Storage Project Launches At Western Michigan University - Solar Industry Magazine

9-17-18: Cities and companies want more wind, solar power, report says - Chron

9-1-18: New Poll Shows Solar Is the Favored Form of Electricity Nationwide -

8-10-18: Luxury Waukee Movie Theatre Installs Thousands of Solar Panels - WHO TV

8-1-18: Bloomfield Unveils New Solar Array

7-24-18: Clinton County company gets grant for solar array - Quad City Times

7-24-18: Solar energy cuts Pizza Ranch costs, inspires others - Dickinson County News

5-20-18: Letter: Iowa’s energy lesson - Concord Monitor

5-11-18: Trusted Energy to break ground on solar projectStorm Lake Pilot Tribune

5-9-18: Knoxville School Board Signs Letter for Solar Energy Project – KNIA/KRLS News

5-8-18: Kim Reynolds defends Iowa utilities, energy efficiency changesCedar Rapids Gazette

5-7-18: 2018 Legislature Adjourns - Thank you for your efforts!

5-7-18: Iowa university to install NEXTracker solar+storage power plantSolar Builder Magazine

5-3-18: Shear: Legislation throws shadow over Iowa solar industryDubuque Telegraph Herald

5-2-18: URGENT - Solar Tax Credit on Chopping Block​

5-1-18: URGENT - Ask Governor Reynolds to Veto SF2311

4-26-18: URGENT - SF2311 Vote Tonight

4-23-18: King touts energy production of northwest IowaCarroll Daily Times Herald

4-19-18: This weekend is the final push!

4-19-18: Solar Energy - Letter to the EditorWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier

4-12-18: Keep Up the Great Work - Legislative Session Heading into Home Stretch


4-10-18: Iowa tax plan — and what’s not in it — debated at public hearing -- Mason City Globe Gazette

4-6-18: You're Making an Impact - Attend a Town Hall Forum this Weekend

4-2-18: Act Quickly - Solar Added Back into SF2311


3-31-18: Opponents say Iowa utility legislation would mean higher bills - Cedar Rapids Gazette

3-30-18: Attend a Town Hall Forum this Weekend

3-28-18: Call Your Representative Today

3-22-18: Attend a Town Hall Forum this Weekend


3-19-18: Act Now - SF2311 Amendment Impacts Solar Energy

3-18-18: State shouldn't cede clean energy leadership - Cedar Rapids Gazette

3-17-18: Sauk County program will allow participants to buy solar in bulk - Sauk Prairie Eagle

3-13-18: Senate bill contradicts Governor's energy plan - Des Moines Register

3-13-18: Republican Energy bill takes Iowa backward - Des Moines Register

3-12-18: House Email 3-12-18


3-7-18 "Keep Iowa Solar on a Growth Path"  Cedar Rapids Gazette

3-7-18 Thank You for Making Your Voice Heard

3-7-18 "Iowa Senate OKs plan to rewrite utilities laws while critics predict higher costs" - Des Moines Register

3-5-18: Iowa tax reform bill puts solar tax credit on chopping block - Energy Times

3-2-18: Urgent Action Needed: Senate Vote Likely Monday

3-1-18: Loebsack: Solar energy brings benefits to Iowa - Fairfield Ledger

3-1-18: Guest view: Clean Energy makes for good rural politics - Quad City Times

2-23-18: SF2383 and SF2311 to be debated next week


2-16-18: Legislative Update & Weekend Town Hall Schedule


2-14-18: Iowa solar advocates fear proposals would stunt industry growth - Quad City Times

2-9-18: Forbes: Sun could set on Iowa solar industry under proposal -- Des Moines Register

2-9-18: Attend a Legislative Town Hall Meeting this Weekend

2-8-18: "Utility energy bill is bad for businesses," Des Moines Register


2-7-18: Legislative Alert: Contact Senate Commerce Committee

2-2-18: Legislative Alert: Commerce Committee Outreach Needed

2-1-18: "Solar Power Industry Growing in Iowa, but will it continue?" Iowa Public Radio

1-31-18: Legislative Alert: Action Needed!

1-31-18: "Iowa lawmakers consider ditching state's energy efficiency programs," Des Moines Register

1-25-18: New tariffs will mean higher solar panel prices, but impact uncertain - KCRG TV - Cedar Rapids


1-9-18: Solar is big savings for Iowa Falls schools - Times Citizen

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