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  • Energy Efficient Tax Savings
    [February 12, 2016]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Each year Americans think back on the last year to calculate what tax credits and deductions they are eligible for, and this year’s deadline is quickly approaching. The filing deadline with the IRS for tax returns in 2016 is Monday, April 18th. Common deductions include health insurance premiums, [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Presents at Iowa Pork Congress
    [February 4, 2016]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Last week, the Iowa Energy Center’s renewable energy program manager, Bill Haman, gave a presentation about renewable energy options to attendees of the Iowa Pork Congress. Also presenting with Haman were two Iowa pork producers who have already installed renewable energy saving technologies on their Iowa farms. They [...]  Read More

  • Residential Solar Panels on the Rise in Midwest
    [February 2, 2016]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The cost of residential solar panels has steadily declined over the last decade as more and more homeowners install renewable energy systems because of declining prices. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 2015-second quarter report states that installation costs have dropped more than 73% in the last decade. [...]  Read More

  • FY 2015 Annual Report Now Available
    [February 1, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 Annual Report highlighting initiatives and projects is now available online. The Energy Center’s work focuses on four program areas: bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and education and outreach. This year, the Center had 46 projects in these areas. Iowa groups have captured more than $4 in funding [...]  Read More

  • $19 Million Grant Program Announced by USDA
    [January 29, 2016]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $18.9 million in funding that will be available to applicants for projects that “support fellowships and other higher education training projects in food, nutrition, natural resources and agriculture fields”. Applicants can be pre- or post-doctoral fellowships, undergraduate fellowships, [...]  Read More

  • Training: TRACE 700 Software for Energy Efficient and Low Cost System Design and Analysis
    [January 27, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center will sponsor three different TRACE™ 700 software trainings April 26-28. The training will be held at the Iowa Energy Center’s Energy Resource Station in Ankeny, Iowa. Computers with TRACE™ 700 software will be provided. Participants may register for any or all trainings. Please take note of suggested prerequisites. TRACE™ 700 Load [...]  Read More