We are building a small commercial building in Iowa and would like to know where to go for information regarding renewable energy options such as solar.
-Angie in Iowa
Dec. 12, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

Information related to solar photovoltaic (PV) energy as a renewable energy source for your home [...]

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What are the first 3 things I should do if I am considering installing solar at my residence?
-Bill in Iowa
Aug. 11, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

The first thing a new shopper for solar PV should do is read the Iowa [...]

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Where can I find help concerning solar heat for my home?
-Jerry in Iowa
Aug. 8, 2016
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Iowa Energy Center
Staff

The Department of Energy is a good source for information for active solar heating systems. [...]

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How do I tie a PV system and a generator into a building supply if I am paralleling co-gen units and PV systems into a single building service?
-Barbara in non-resident
Jun. 1, 2016
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Connecting a distributed generation system to the electric utility grid requires a design and installation [...]

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How do I determine the size of the overhang on a shallow deck on my home so that it allows in winter sun but blocks direct summer sun?
-Mark in Iowa
Feb. 5, 2016
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Sunlight shining on window surface is a function of latitude, cardinal direction, dimensions of the [...]

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Is it practical to construct a PV array system on old barn roofs rather than tear the barns down?
-Joel in Iowa
Oct. 26, 2015
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Even if the orientation of the barns is ideal for solar PV, the condition of [...]

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