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What’s the Rebate for Solar?

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) began in 2006 after it was put into effect by congress. Since then, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000%! In 2015, a multi-year extension was enacted allowing homeowners and businesses to receive tax rebates on solar energy construction. Under Section 25D, homeowners can receive a 30% tax credit. But here’s …

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I-Renew Opposes Bakken Pipeline

On Thursday 11/12, I-Renew Vice President of the Board, Don White provided the following testimony during public comments at the hearing for the proposed Bakken pipeline. The Iowa Renewable Energy Association is a statewide 501(c)3 education nonprofit organization. Our mission is to make renewable energy the primary source of energy in Iowa. Support of the Bakken pipeline undermines this mission. …

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Offer Clean Energy Alternatives to Bakken Pipeline

Nov. 5 at 8:30 PM CST is the deadline for calling¬†515-725-7300 to get your name listed as a speaker who is opposed to the Baken pipeline. This is our opportunity to offer cost-effective, clean energy alternatives that will put Iowans to work and protect Iowa’s environment. The Iowa Utilities Board will begin the Bakken pipeline hearing next week to determine …

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Raphael Schmuecker Memorial Solar Hydrogen System

On April 27, the world’s first dual renewable fueled tractor was unveiled in Blairstown, Iowa My five decades at the Jet Propulsion Lab, where we were challenged daily to do the un-doable, served me well in this endeavor, I wanted to collect solar energy to make hydrogen and fuel a working farm tractor, something that has not been done before.

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