Innovative solar policy could help more Iowans save money

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Innovative solar policy could help more Iowans save money

By Todd Miller, Co-founder of 1 Source Solar

Minnesota has over 30,000 subscribers sharing over 800 megawatts of capacity. On average, most community solar subscribers save 5% to 10% off traditional electricity costs.

As solar technology has evolved and prices decrease, more Iowa homeowners, farmers and businesses have been able to harness the power of the sun to control their electric bill. However, some hurdles still exist for solar adoption across the state.

As interim president of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association and president and co-founder of 1 Source Solar, I’ve witnessed policy challenges firsthand that make it hard for all Iowa ratepayers to have access to solar energy.

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