Welcome to the Learning Institute, an online learning community and an extension of the Energy Center’s Education and Outreach efforts throughout the state. Whether you’re interested in workshops and trainings, or are new to bioenergy, renewable energy or energy efficiency, there are many resources available.
Through the Impact Awards the Energy Center honors leaders and innovators throughout the state in four program areas: Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Education and Outreach. There are educational videos highlighting each program area, and the Impact Award recipients to help educate and share their vital contribution in making an impact on our energy future.
Through the Events Page the Energy Center is able to provide an up-to-date calendar of educational outreach offered throughout the state to a variety of audiences. The Energy Center offers trainings, webinars, workshops, and presentations throughout the calendar year and has archived many of them. Educators can find information on the Energy Center’s Youth and Energy Scholarship Program, as well as links to resources regarding STEM and educational links to resources.
Resources At Your Fingertips
- Want hands-on experience? Schedule a tour for your group and learn more about energy efficiency or bioenergy at one of our two research facilities.
- Have a specific question to ask our experts? Check out our Ask an Expert online tool and ask our experts your question.
- We’ve created a video channel, check it out! Learn about the innovation being done through our grant programs throughout the state, our communities, and through educational institutions. Click here to view what’s new.
- Want to learn more? We’ve composed an updated list of available trainings, webinars, workshops, and conferences that we are hosting, as well as, our partners throughout the state. Check out our calendar of events.
- Have an event you want to promote? Visit our online Events page and submit your own event.
- Home Series: The Energy Center has recently added a fifth book to our Home Series: the Solar PV Energy Guide. The guide was put together for Iowans interested in installing a solar PV array at their home or business and was prepared in collaboration with Alliant Energy, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and MidAmerican Energy with information from the Office of Consumer Advocate and the Iowa Utilities Board.
Additional resources for Homeowners about geothermal energy, energy tips, and financial incentives are also available, as well as information regarding energy efficiency for commercial buildings, agriculture and transportation.