Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunny Iowa's Solar

Bill boosting solar energy development gets OK from Iowa Senate panel
Feb 17, 2014 - Iowa’s investor-owned electrical utilities would be required to provide their customers 105 megawatts of solar energy under a bill that cleared an Iowa Senate subcommittee Monday.

Senate File 2107 would revise a current law that requires utilities to provide 105 megawatts of renewable energy, including electricity generated by wind and other alternative energy sources. The proposed legislation is specifically aimed at bolstering the state’s solar energy industry because there has already been “extraordinary development of wind energy,” said Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City.

He said the legislation would require utilities to produce the solar energy or buy it from others in Iowa. read more>>>

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