11 Nov '17, 3pm

#Iowa ’s Next Energy Frontier: Harnessing the Sun https://t.co/9tbRMU36gu

#Iowa ’s Next Energy Frontier: Harnessing the Sun https://t.co/9tbRMU36gu

Iowa is a wind energy superpower, second only to Texas in total wind generation. The Hawkeye State generates enough wind energy to power nearly two million homes and employ more than 9,000 up and down the wind energy supply chain. But on Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds called attention the next big clean energy job creator — solar power. Reynolds shed light on the state’s growing solar economy against the backdrop of Ideal Energy, a Fairfield-based solar company founded in 2009 by Navy veteran Troy Van Beek. Ideal Energy employs 30 full-time employees to design and install solar and battery storage across the Midwest. Despite entrepreneurs like Van Beek, Iowa has yet to tap into the sun the way it has harnessed wind. It ranks in the nation’s bottom third of total solar installations, generating just enough to deliver clean, homegrown energy to 5,700 families and businesses. A...

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