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Solarize: Cedar Rapids & Linn County solar buy group

Partnering with Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids is participating in a solar group buy–the first in Iowa. Between June and September, join one of twenty Solar Power Hours held across the County to learn about solar and the program. For those that choose to install solar, the total amount of kilowatts are aggregated …

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I-380 Eco Bus System

  Do you wake up in the morning dreading your commute to work? There are too many distracted drivers, commuting delays are on the rise and you cant ignore the environmental impact. Its time to turn the I-380 problem into a safe, relaxing, eco-friendly experience.  We can also convert 1-380 commutes into opportunities to get needed exercise. The goal of this post …

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Action Alert: Save Net Metering in Iowa

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently accepted a rule change from Alliant Energy, one of the state’s two electric utility providers. The rule, which will go into effect on April 1st, will negatively impact solar customers and reduce solar’s financial viability statewide. By accepting Alliant’s proposal, the IUB is allowing the utility to restrict Iowans’ energy independence and make it …

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The Solar Experience – Recap and Video

I-Renew and Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center hosted a great event to introduce residential solar energy to homeowners in eastern Iowa. Panelists were: Paul Trieu, Lead Engineer, Moxie Solar; Chris Hoffman, Business Development, Moxie Solar; Nick Smith, Senior Product Manager, Alliant Energy; and Mike Otter, a Cedar Rapids resident who had PV installed at his property. Moxie Solar introduced different systems and provided …

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