Posts under Category: Renewable Energy

  • Global Commitments for Clean Energy
    [October 10, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER A new initiative from the Department of Energy (DOE) aims to spur advances in clean energy. Mission Innovation is a multinational initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. Twenty countries have committed to double their respective clean energy research and development (R&D) investment over five years. All [...]  Read More

  • Reaching Threshold for Paris Agreement’s Entry into Force
    [October 6, 2016]

    FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY As of today, 72 parties accounting for 56.75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have joined the climate agreement negotiated at COP21 in Paris, meeting the requirements of 55 parties representing 55 percent of global emissions needed for the Paris Agreement to enter into force in 30 days, prior to [...]  Read More

  • Getting the Most out of Solar Panels
    [September 19, 2016]

    FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY If you’re thinking about going solar at your home or business, you want the biggest bang for your buck.  Luckily, solar is cheaper than ever, thanks to the falling cost and rising efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. But here’s something to consider: figuring out the real cost of solar energy [...]  Read More

  • Lower Wind Energy Cost Projections
    [September 15, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER According to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts, the cost of producing electricity from wind power is expected to decrease 24-30 percent by 2030. The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), researchers at the University [...]  Read More

  • AERLP Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    [September 7, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP). Created in 1996, the AERLP was created by the Iowa Legislature to promote the development of renewable energy production facilities in the state. The Legislature appointed the Iowa Energy Center to manage this program [...]  Read More

  • 5 Common Myths About Residential Solar
    [August 25, 2016]

    from the Department of Energy A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are more than 1 million solar installations generating electricity in the [...]  Read More