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Solar Energy in the News

Solar Happenings in Iowa​

2019 News Clips

12-27-19: Iowa Community Bankers Know a Good Deal: Solar Energy - The Des Moines Register

12-13-19: Engineers Developing Machine-Learning Tools to Quickly, Cheaply Design Solar Cells - Iowa State University News Service

12-08-19: Letter: Extend Tax Credits to Support Solar Industry - Sioux City Journal

12-08-19: Solarize Waukee Program Proves Popular Across Dallas County - Dallas County News 

12-04-19: Willis Auto One of the First Waukee Businesses to Install Solar Panels - We Are Iowa/Channel 5 News 

11-19-19: Energy Cost-Saving Project in Early Phase of Consideration by Forest City School Board - Mason City Globe Gazette

10-24-19: Agri-Industrial Plastics Company Incorporates Solar and Tesla Powerpack - KTVO News

10-06-19: Marshalltown Resident Sold on Solar Power Benefits - Marshalltown Times- Republican 

10-03-19: Grinnell Signs Agreement for Solar Power - Radio Iowa

09-19-19: Advances Show Solar, Wind Energy Viable Alternatives to Coal - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

09-18-19: Louisa County Supervisors Give Final Approval for Solar Facility - Burlington Hawk Eye

09-11-19: Decorah to Clean Up Code Regarding Solar Panels - KWWL News

09-04-19: Adding Solar Panels to Linn County Homes Just Got a Little Cheaper - Cedar Rapids Gazette

09-04-19: Committee Urges Solar Power at Black Hawk County Buildings - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

09-01-19: Airport Solar Array Will Save City, School District Money - Middleton Times Tribune 

08-28-19: Louisa County Working on Plans for Solar and Renewable Energy - Burlington Hawk Eye

08-18-19: Solar Panels Are on the Table for an Iowa School District - KAAL News

08-08-19: Solar Users Host Lawmakers on Information Session - Radio Iowa

08-06-19: Conservative Alliance Rallies Lawmakers Around Solar - North Scott Press

07-29-19: Bi-Partisan Group of Iowa Lawmakers Tours Local Solar Energy Projects - Quad City Times

07-24-19: Ames Solar Project Received Unanimous City Council Approval to Proceed - We Are Iowa/Channel 5 News

07-21-19: Waukee's Solar Program Now Available to All of Dallas County - The Daily Nonpareil

07-16-19: The Game-Changing Spark Iowa's Solar Industry Needs Could Be in Louisa County - Cedar Rapids Gazette

07-07-19: Waukee Solar Program Extended to All Dallas County - The Des Moines Register

07-03-19: Louisa County Planning and Zoning Commission Sets Hearing Date for Solar Ordinance - Muscatine Journal

06-28-19: New Solarize Waukee Program- We Are Iowa/Channel 5 News 

06-27-19: Program Wants to Get More People in Linn County to Go Solar- KCRG TV 9 Cedar Rapids

06-16-19: One Year on the Job, Quad-Cities Airport Director Says This Will Be a 'Year of Change'- Muscatine Journal

06-12-19: River Bandits First to Add Solar Panels to Minor League Ballpark- Our Quad Cities

06-12-19: Solar Panels Coming to Modern Woodmen Park to Help Power LED LightWQAD 8 News


06-04-19: South Sioux City to Add 1.5 MW Battery to Store Solar Power - Sioux City Journal

05-23-19: Heartland Company Says Solar Panels are the Solution to Skyrocketing Utility Bills - KTVO News

05-08-19: Louisa County Commission Refines Solar Farm Plan - Muscatine Journal

04-27-19: How Key Players Fared at the Iowa Capitol in 2019: Casinos, Solar Customers Among Winners - The Des Moines Register

04-26-19: TV Ads Supporting New Solar Energy Bill Spark Controversy - WQAD 8 News

04-24-19: MV Board Considers Solar Power - Dyersville Commerical 

04-24-19: Solar Users Already Pay Their Fair Share - Cedar Rapids Gazette

04-23-19: Iowa Pork Producers Stall Utility Efforts to Upend Solar Net Metering - Energy News Network

04-22-19: New Fees on Solar Installations in Iowa Could Impact the Solar Market - Solar Power World 

04-21-19: Solar Proposal in the Legislature is Wrong - Cedar Rapids Gazette

04-19-19: WinanVegas Debuts New Air Filtration Systems, Solar Panels - Sioux City Journal

04-17-19: Iowa House Still Considering Solar Energy Bill - KNIA/KRLS Radio

04-17-19: Solar Surcharge Sparks Debate in Energy Industry - The Wright County Monitor 

04-16-19: Iowa Bill to Hike Distributed Solar Fees Stalls After Senate Passage - Utility Dive 

04-16-19: Bill Would Require Solar Panel Users in Iowa to Pay Fee - KCCI News Channel 8 

04-15-19: Proposed Solar Fee Meets Resistance, Faces Uncertain Future - Sioux City Journal

04-15-19: 1 Source Solar Powers Homes and Businesses in Iowa - The Des Moines Register 

04-14-19: How This Bill Pits Utilities Against Solar Businesses and Pork Producers at Iowa Capitol - The Des Moines Register 

04-12-19: The Other Side of Solar - Our Quad Cities 

04-10-19: A Utility's Push for Solar Fees Could Shut Down the Entrepreneurs Who Built Iowa’s Solar Economy - Inside Climate News

04-10-19: There's Still Time to Save Solar Energy - Cedar Rapids Gazette 


04-09-19: East Dubuque School District Adds Solar Panels to Buildings - KWWL News 


04-08-19: Sunlight Tax a Bad Proposal - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 


04-08-19: Solar Farm Project Being Developed in Forest City - KIMT 3 News

04-08-19: New Fees Possible for Future Solar Energy Customers - WHO Channel 13 News 

04-03-19: Sunshine Tax Could Hurt Iowans - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

04-02-19: Iowa City City Council Registers Against Iowa Solar Bill - The Daily Iowan

04-02-19: Solar Energy Bill Still Up For Debate in Legislature - KNIA/KRLS Radio

04-01-19: Ourth: Solar Energy Under Assault by Corporate Giants - The Des Moines Register 

03-31-19: Solar Bill: A 'Blatant Attempt' to Destroy Iowa's Solar Industry - Sioux City Journal 

03-30-19: Letter: Iowa Bill Aimed at Discouraging Solar - NWest Iowa 

03-29-19: Solarize Waukee Initiative to Start in April - Adel News 

03-28-19: Solar Panels Good for Everybody - Quad City Times

03-26-19: Letter: Oppose MidAmerican's Sunshine Tax - Quad City Times 

03-26-19: Solar TV Ad Isn't Being HonestCedar Rapids Gazette

03-25-19: Iowa Solar Generation is at Risk - Cedar Rapids Gazette

03-25-19: Letters: SOLAR Plan is Simply a Money Grab for Corporations - The Des Moines Register 

03-24-19: Opinions Vary on Iowa Solar Legislation: Solar Advocates Say Paying Fee Isn't Fair, Others Say it is - Sioux City Journal

03-22-19: The Elbert Files: Iowa's Solar Shame - Des Moines Business Record

03-22-19: Our Opinion: 'Sunshine' Bill Could Have Negative Impact on Iowans - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

03-21-19: New Bill Creates Controversy for Iowans Using Solar Energy - KCAU 9 News

03-21-19: Follow the Money to Shed Light on Proposed Sunshine Tax - The Des Moines Register

03-20-19: Iowa Legislature Considers Sunshine Tax on Local Private Solar Power Systems - KIOW 107.3

03-19-19: New Charge for Solar Panel Owners Approved by Iowa Senate - Radio Iowa 

03-19-19: New TV Ad Targeting Solar Consumers Creates Controversy in Iowa - KCRG TV 9 Cedar Rapids 

03-18-19: 'Sunshine' Tax Bills Attack Solar Energy Users - Marshalltown Times Republican

03-17-19: Barry Shear: Iowa Legislation Gives Utility Claim to the Sun - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

03-17-19: Insiders March 17, 2019: An Iowa Solar Energy Debate - WHO Channel 13 News

03-14-19: Letter: Oppose the Solar Act - Quad City Times

03-02-19: Solar Advocates Raise Questions About Iowa Group Campaigning Against Net Metering - Energy News Network

03-11-19: Solar-Power Advocates: Iowans Need Incentives to "Farm the Sun" - Public News Service

03-06-19: Revamping Solar Energy Rate Structure is Premature - Cedar Rapids Gazette

03-06-19: Tim Dwight on Solar - KXEL Radio

03-04-16: Iowa House Committee OKs Increased Cost for Solar Customers - Sioux City Journal

03-02-19: Sunshine Tax: Opponents Say New Bill Threatens the Solar Industry in Iowa - WHO Channel 13 News 

03-01-19: Solar Business Owner: Solar Tax is a Utility Power Grab That Threatens Our Iowa Green Energy Jobs - The Des Moines Register

03-01-19: Forbes: Legislation Threatens Solar Industry in Iowa - The Des Moines Register 

02-28-19: Iowa Solar Energy Proponents See Irony in Legislative Proposals - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 

02-27-19: Debate Over Solar Panels And Utility Charges Heads To House Panel - KIWA Radio

02-27-19: Utility-Backed 'Sunshine Tax' for Solar Energy Advances in Iowa House - Cedar Rapids Gazette

02-26-19: MidAmerican-Backed Bill a Blow to Solar Industry - Des Moines Business Record 

02-26-19: Iowa Looks to be the Next Battleground for Solar Net Metering Policy- Energy News Network

02-22-19: Is This Iowa Company Trying To "Monopolize The Sun?"- WHO Radio

02-14-19: Solar Jobs Jump 4%- Des Moines Business Record 

02-12-19: Solar Jobs Climb in Iowa- Cedar Rapids Gazette

02-09-19: UNI Offers Incentive for Solar Panels- Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

01-15-19: Solar Energy Advocates See Growth Potential- WHO Channel 13 News 

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