Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives


As the cost for installing rooftop and ground-mount solar generation steadily decreases, more and more homeowners and business owners are considering the option of generating their own electricity. If you're thinking about investing in a solar generation system for your home or business, please read through the information below before signing on the dotted line. Iowa's electric cooperatives are committed to helping their member-owners use energy wisely by helping them make educated decisions. Do your homework and contact your co-op early in the process if you decide to install your own solar generation system. 

IAEC Solar Resources for Homeowners:

Solar Distributed Generation: FAQ
Solar Distributed Generation: Top 10 Considerations
Solar Distributed Generation: Myths vs. Facts
Solar Distributed Generation: Questions to Ask Your Solar Vendor

Touchstone Energy Solar Fact Sheets for Consumers:

About Community Solar
10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar
Solar Energy FAQ
Solar Ownership Options
Solar Systems: What Size is Right for You?
Questions to Ask a Solar Installer

Additional Resources for Iowans:

Iowa Energy Center's Solar PV Energy Guide (March 2016)
Iowa Utilities Board Informational Guide for On-Site Generation (2015)

Iowa's locally owned electric cooperatives are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable & environmentally responsible power to 650,000 Iowans.

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