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Iowa Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
37th (36th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
66 (11 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 15 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$173.44 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
298 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th)
Number Of Installations


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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

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

Solar Companies in Iowa

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Iowa, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

Iowa State Solar Policy Resources

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

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: