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Iowa Solar

Data Current Through:

Q4 2023

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
35th (38th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
76,085 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
81 (12 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 28 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$970 million
Prices have fallen
47% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,377 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installation in Iowa

  • Wapello Solar in Wapello was developed by Clenera and came online in 2021. This 128 MW project produces enough electricity to power 16,605 homes.
  • At 1 MW, Strawberry Point is among the largest solar installations in Iowa. Completed in 2017, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 154 homes
  • At 31.8 MW, Arbor Hill Solar in Greenfield is among the largest solar installations in Iowa. Completed by EDF Renewables in 2022, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 4,125 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Iowa

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Iowa, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Iowa, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Iowa State Solar Policy Resources

DSIRE Incentives Database – Iowa – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Iowa and across the United States

Iowa Environmental Council - Solar

Iowa Utilities Board - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Iowa public utilities

Iowa State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Iowa

Iowa Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Iowa, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Panel Cost in Iowa - Learn about the history of solar policy in Iowa along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Iowa - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Iowa to see what programs you can benefit from

U.S. Energy Information Administration – Iowa State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association