Posts under Category: Renewable Energy

  • Energy Center Experts to Speak at Iowa State Fair
    [August 10, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s Bioenergy and Renewable Energy program managers will be speaking at the Iowa State Fair again this year. Bioenergy program manager Norm Olson will be speaking Friday, August 12th at 1 p.m. in the Agriculture Building. Bill Haman, the Renewable Energy program manager will be presenting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August [...]  Read More

  • DOE Announces $11 Million to Advance Novel Innovations in Solar Power Technologies
    [August 4, 2016]

    Last week, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power. ten of the projects are small-scale research and development projects designed to push the limits of PV technologies, potentially advancing [...]  Read More

  • Clean Energy Jobs Surpass Oil and Gas for First Time in U.S.
    [May 26, 2016]

    According to new research from the International Renewable Energy Research Agency (IRENA), clean energy jobs have surpassed jobs in the oil and natural gas industry for the first time in the U.S. In a report that came out Wednesday, the agency says that employment in the solar industry alone grew 12 times faster than overall [...]  Read More

  • Creating Jobs Through Alternative Energy
    [May 24, 2016]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Last year was a record setting one for American wind production. Electricity from wind energy totaled 191 megawatt-hours in 2015, which is equivalent to powering 17.5 million homes. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) says coal and natural gas each generated around a third of the nation’s electricity, [...]  Read More

  • Community Solar Garden Helps Power Cedar Falls
    [May 16, 2016]

    FROM IOWA PUBLIC RADIO Just as the freshly planted crops in Iowa’s farm fields need sunshine, so does a new type of garden in a Northeast Iowa community.  It’s called the Cedar Falls Simple Solar project. For the past ten years, Americans have been able to receive a tax incentive of up to 30% when [...]  Read More