What are the first 3 things I should do if I am considering installing solar at my residence?
-Bill in Iowa
Aug. 11, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

The first thing a new shopper for solar PV should do is read the Iowa [...]

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How much energy is consumed in the manufacture and construction of a wind tower and how much energy will the same unit produce over its expected life?
-Duane in Iowa
Aug. 8, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

The amount of energy required to construct and erect a wind turbine will vary considerably [...]

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What is the history and/or estimate of how allowing a company to put wind turbines on your farmland affect the value of the property?
-Shirley in Iowa
Aug. 8, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

Property values are determined based on a number of local factors of which a wind [...]

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Where can I find help concerning solar heat for my home?
-Jerry in Iowa
Aug. 8, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

The Department of Energy is a good source for information for active solar heating systems. [...]

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Where would I get a home windmill? What brands work? What do they cost?
-Jane in Iowa
Jul. 22, 2016
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The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) is an independent organization that tests the performance of [...]

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How do I tie a PV system and a generator into a building supply if I am paralleling co-gen units and PV systems into a single building service?
-Barbara in non-resident
Jun. 1, 2016
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Connecting a distributed generation system to the electric utility grid requires a design and installation [...]

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