1000 Friends of Iowa led legislators and industry influencers on a tour of solar energy operations through Urbandale, Clive, Waukee and West Des Moines on Wednesday as a fact-finding tour before the 2020 legislative session opens. 1000 Friends of Iowa announced the individuals who would tour, including Sen. Claire Celsi (West Des Moines), Rep. John […]

Football legend and solar entrepreneur Tim Dwight stopped by the administrative building of Iowa City Community Schools with four solar panels on a trailer to support elementary, middle and high school students striking, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen. A small number of students have staged a walkout every Friday for the last five weeks, pledging to […]

The city of Waukee, the Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) are announcing Solarize Waukee, a new bulk solar group purchase program for businesses and residents anywhere within the Waukee Community School District boundaries, which includes Waukee and portions of West Des Moines, Clive and […]

Energy News Network reports that environmental and solar groups contend a bill backed by MidAmerican Energy Co. and other utilities is intended to make it harder for property owners to install solar arrays. Iowa House Study Bill 185 would reduce payments to customers for the solar power they generate but don’t use. Solar energy trade […]

Siemens AG and Lempäälän Energia will build a self-sufficient smart grid system in Marjamäki, Finland, Siemens announced on Tuesday morning. Project LEMENE will provide a cost-effective, environmentally friendly and secure energy supply to the community, Siemens said. The project will feature more than 15,000 solar panels, six gas motors and fuel cells. Siemens employs about […]