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Iowa Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
36th (35th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
59 (10 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 10 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$131.03 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
274 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th)


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Notable Solar Installation in Iowa

  • Eastern Iowa Solar is among the largest solar projects in Iowa.  Installed in 2016, this 2.3 MW projects generates enough electricity to power nearly 283 homes.5

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Solar Companies in Iowa


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Iowa State Solar Policy Resources

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

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

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


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:

Number Of Installations