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  • Transforming Energy Storage & Conversion
    [September 30, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects. The projects are part of a new program called Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). The IONICS program will focus on new ways to process and [...]  Read More

  • Fall Into Energy Savings
    [September 27, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER With summer coming to an end, fall can bring new energy saving opportunities for your home! Taking advantage of heat from the sun by opening curtains on your south-facing windows during the day. Remember to close your curtains at night to trap the warm air inside your home. [...]  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

  • Energy Center Announces New Education Grant Program
    [September 14, 2016]

    In the fall of 2016, the Energy Center will release an RFP for the new Energy Education and Workforce Development grant program. The Iowa Energy Center seeks to provide Iowa students and adult learners with practical and credible energy education that contributes to the environmental, social, and economic well-being of Iowans. Under this grant program, [...]  Read More

  • Advisory Council Teleconference, September 15
    [September 12, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center advisory council will hold a teleconference on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the opportunity grant proposal “Low-Cost High Quality Carbon Fiber and Thermoplastics from Biorefinery Lignin for Energy Efficiency”. Advisory Council Teleconference September 15, 2016 Open Public Meeting To dial into this meeting please call (866) 249-8583 Code 411819 _________________________________ [...]  Read More