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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 some basics of what to look for when homeowners start to research both the type of system and potential installers for the system.

Nick with Alliant Energy directed people to a great resource online for people just starting to look into solar energy generation. The Solar PV Energy Guide was produced with the Iowa Energy Center and includes information on getting started and assessing a site, designing a solar PV array and calculating ROI.

Mike Otter provided the homeowners viewpoint and the things to think about when researching a solar PV system.

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The entire discussion can be viewed here:


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Thanks again to Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center for co-hosting this great event and being a partner with I-Renew to support renewable energy and sustainability.

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