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Heartland company says solar panels are the solution to skyrocketing utility bills

Anderson told KTVO that he thinks Alliant’s proposed 25% base rate increase is just too much. He...

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Energy projects coming to Galesburg, ROWVA, Williamsfield schools

The energy credits from the lottery, which will be paid by the utilities, are widely considered...

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Lewis Butler, Wayne Pugh, and Jerry Perkins, recruited students last week to work for Simpleray.

Butler, Perkins, and Pugh met with students for lunch on Thursday, and that evening, Butler,...

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New Bill Would Charge Solar Customers Fee for Grid Use

Tyler Anderson, president of Simpleray, said the Iowa Legislature should not act on this bill...

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GrapeTree continues to go green

GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford decided to move from its offices in Boji Plaza to the...

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Newton business celebrates one year of solar power with solar party

On Dec. 14, Product Development Partners hosted a party celebrating a year of clean energy. Since...

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Bloomfield takes another step toward energy independence

“The City of Bloomfield’s solar project is a pioneering initiative many years in the making. It...

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Bloomfield Unveils New Solar Array Governor Kim Reynolds Helps Celebrate Ribbon Cutting

“The City of Bloomfield is proud to unveil our new solar array today that gets us one step closer...

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KYOU NBC News Story, Wednesday, Governor Reynolds In Southeast Iowa

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds traveled throughout a portion of Southeast Iowa, visiting Keosauqua,...

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H-R Board gets second view of solar project

A lot has changed since two months ago when the Hubbard-Radcliffe School Board first discussed...

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Energy bill brings questions

Janae Rowe, customer experience and marketing manager for Simpleray, said the bill struck the...

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Small town working toward ENERGY INDEPENDENCE by 2030

Bloomfield is probably one of the last places people might consider progressive in renewable...

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GehlPRO joins small band of solar-powered businesses.

There are more than 300 solar panels that now adorn the roof of GehlPRO Welding on the west side...

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Bloomfield's solar array to begin operating this week

City Administrator Gary Baden said last week the city’s new solar tracking array should be fully...

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Iowa Pork Industry Warming Up to Solar Power

The Iowa Pork Congress for 2018 is underway with 5000 people expected to attend. The show...

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Trump Administration Tariff Impacts Solar Industry, But How Much?

According to industry experts here in Iowa, currently, the U.S. does not have the solar panel...

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Solar skilled labor shortage hinders industry growth, but collaboration could change the course

Tyler Anderson, president of Simpleray, echoed Olson’s point. He said his company looks for solar...

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Solar installation to be completed by end of year

The installation of Bloomfield’s solar array, which will be the largest tracking solar field in...

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Let the sun shine: Two solar panel arrays to come online in State Center today

Just south of U.S. Highway 30 where it passes by State Center, two solar arrays with a total of...

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Simpleray firm educates industry professionals, public on impending Solar Panel tariff

In the wake of the United States International Trade Commission’s recent recommendations aimed at...

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Simpleray chosen for City's solar array

Simpleray has three offices in Iowa — one in Fairfield, one in Des Moines, and one in Bloomfield....

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Most Forward-Thinking Contractor Award

We are excited and honored to be selected as a finalist for the Most Forward-Thinking Contractor...

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Symposium recap: Water management, solar power and ideas for advancing environmentalism

More than 30 people attended the event, held at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood...

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Iowa solar installers rush to get ahead of possible net metering changes

While it remains unclear how an Iowa utility will change the way solar customers are compensated,...

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Fairfield City Council considers solar power

The Fairfield City Council heard a proposal Monday that promised to save the city energy by...

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Potential policy worries solar power supporters

OTTUMWA — Even with a big set of solar panels, you still need Alliant to power your building....

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Follow Farmers: the path to nearly 2 megawatts of solar energy

“Follow Farmers” is the story of how Farmers Electric Cooperative in the small southeast Iowa...

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Kalona Featured - Largest solar farm in state expanding

The project was able to generate more than a million kilowatt hours each year when it debuted two...

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Our Renewable Energy Story

Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) has become a nationally-recognized solar energy leader. FEC,...

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Small Iowa town houses massive solar farm

A 9-acre solar farm in Kalona will generate enough energy to power some 200 homes in the town,...

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