Grant and Research Library

Welcome to the Grant and Research Library. This database provides reports and award information about current and past grant recipients. You can also find Iowa Energy Center case studies, publications and presentations. All information can be searched by focus, year and program area or through keywords entered into the search field. Please note: the default listing of library items on this page is by date uploaded and not by project date. Use the drop down menu on the left to list projects by the desired year.

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Increasing Solar Workforce Capacity through Training and Education

Grant Jul. 2015 — Sep. 2015 Des Moines, IA
Summary:

Unfolding Energy will partner with Cedar Valley Energy to work on streamlining the online training offerings of Cedar Valley Energy and target Iowans for training that will prepare them for NABCEP certification. This Planning Grant will be utilized to cover the planning expenses if Unfolding Energy is invited to submit a full proposal to U.S. [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

Unfolding Energy will partner with Cedar Valley Energy to work on streamlining the online training offerings of Cedar Valley Energy and target Iowans for training that will prepare them for NABCEP certification. This Planning Grant will be utilized to cover the planning expenses if Unfolding Energy is invited to submit a full proposal to U.S. Department of Energy, SunShot Initiative’s Solar Training and Education for Professionals Funding Opportunity.

Award Amount:

$911

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 2015 — Sep. 2015

Organization:

Unfolding Energy

Principal Investigator:

Paritosh Kasotia

Status:

active

Location:

Des Moines, IA

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Nanoscale Mechanisms of Dielectric Breakdown

Grant Jul. 2015 — Sep. 2016 Ames, IA
Summary:

For over ten years, the PI has been researching dielectric and piezoelectric materials for electrical capacitors and piezoelectric transducers, which are essential components for electricity distribution and kinetic energy conversion. Reviewers indicate the need for proof-of-concept data. This grant money will enable the PI to generate the critically needed preliminary data. The PI will perform [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

For over ten years, the PI has been researching dielectric and piezoelectric materials for electrical capacitors and piezoelectric transducers, which are essential components for electricity distribution and kinetic energy conversion. Reviewers indicate the need for proof-of-concept data. This grant money will enable the PI to generate the critically needed preliminary data. The PI will perform experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed work, revise and strengthen the proposal with the data, and resubmit it in the fall of 2016.

Award Amount:

$142,200

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 2015 — Sep. 2016

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Xiaoli Tan

Status:

active

Location:

Ames, IA

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Public Education and Dissemination of Biomass Energy Research

Grant Jun. 2015 — Aug. 2015 Cedar Falls, IA
Summary:

The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa is a state leader in the investigation of reconstructed prairie as a source of energy with multiple benefits for storage of atmospheric CO2, soil conservation, water quality and wildlife habitat. This grant is for partial support of two events in July 2015 which will provide [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa is a state leader in the investigation of reconstructed prairie as a source of energy with multiple benefits for storage of atmospheric CO2, soil conservation, water quality and wildlife habitat. This grant is for partial support of two events in July 2015 which will provide the opportunity to share the results of Tallgrass Prairie Center’s biomass energy research with scientists, students, and the general public.

Award Amount:

$4,363

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2015 — Aug. 2015

Organization:

University of Northern Iowa

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Laura Jackson

Status:

active

Location:

Cedar Falls, IA

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Wind and Solar Conference 2015

Grant Aug. 2015 — Nov. 2015 LeMars, IA
Summary:

ISU Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County along with the USDA Rural Development office, will offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015 in LeMars, Iowa. The purpose of the conference is to provide a public educational learning opportunity for participants to learn about resources and have a plan to move forward with implementing [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

ISU Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County along with the USDA Rural Development office, will offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015 in LeMars, Iowa. The purpose of the conference is to provide a public educational learning opportunity for participants to learn about resources and have a plan to move forward with implementing solar energy. The conference will help those who attend better evaluate the technology, costs, economic feasibility and the potential for them or their regions in the future.

Award Amount:

$4,940

Grant Active Dates:

Aug. 2015 — Nov. 2015

Organization:

ISU Extension and Outreach

Principal Investigator:

Sherry McGill

Status:

active

Location:

LeMars, IA

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Public Education and Dissemination of Biomass Energy Research

Grant Jun. 2015 — Aug. 2015 Cedar Falls, IA
Summary:

The Tallgrass Prairie Center, at the University of Northern Iowa, is a state leader in the investigation of reconstructed prairie as a source of energy with multiple benefits for storage of atmospheric CO2, soil conservation, water quality, and wildlife habitat. The CenterĀ  is seeking support for public education and dissemination of biomass energy research through [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

The Tallgrass Prairie Center, at the University of Northern Iowa, is a state leader in the investigation of reconstructed prairie as a source of energy with multiple benefits for storage of atmospheric CO2, soil conservation, water quality, and wildlife habitat. The CenterĀ  is seeking support for public education and dissemination of biomass energy research through the Iowa Prairie Conference (July 15-18, 2015) at the University of Northern Iowa, and during the RAGBRAI over-night stop in Cedar Falls on July 22-23, 2015. The support will enable an opportunity to share the results of biomass energy research with scientists, students, and the general public through tours and presentations.

Award Amount:

$4,363

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2015 — Aug. 2015

Organization:

University of Northern Iowa

Principal Investigator:

Laura Jackson, Ph.D.

Status:

active

Location:

Cedar Falls, IA

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Northeast Iowa Solar Energy Fair

Grant May. 2015 — Jul. 2015 Cedar Falls, IA
Summary:

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) proposes to host a solar energy fair on June 6, 2015 to help educate homeowners and business owners about the benefits of solar energy, how to assess the technology related to such an alternative energy production system, and various financing options, such as [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) proposes to host a solar energy fair on June 6, 2015 to help educate homeowners and business owners about the benefits of solar energy, how to assess the technology related to such an alternative energy production system, and various financing options, such as purchasing, loans, or participating in a community solar garden through Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU). Fair participants will be able to talk with solar electric vendors, solar thermal vendors, hear from businesses and homeowners who have solar PV on their buildings, and learn more about municipal utilities offering a community solar alternative where the utility owns and operates the PV system and homeowners buy a share. A followup webinar will be offered statewide.

Award Amount:

$5,084

Grant Active Dates:

May. 2015 — Jul. 2015

Organization:

University of Northern Iowa

Principal Investigator:

Kamyar Enshayan

Co-Principal Investigator:

Carole Yates

Status:

active

Location:

Cedar Falls, IA

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