The Energy Center is excited to announce the publication of the latest edition of its Home Series, the Solar PV Energy Guide. The guide was put together for Iowans interested in installing a solar PV array at their home or business and was prepared in collaboration with Alliant Energy, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and MidAmerican Energy with information from the Office of Consumer Advocate and the Iowa Utilities Board.
Topics covered in the book include the basics of solar PV, conducting a site assessment and constructing the array, in addition to other need-to-know information. Specific interest areas include working with electric utility interconnections, and tips for choosing the right installer for your project. When putting together this project, Bill Haman, the Energy Center’s resident Renewable Energy expert, said the main goal was to make Iowans better informed consumers.
Haman says, “Solar PV energy has gained in popularity very quickly in the last few years, so we wanted to make sure people were getting the best information they can from a neutral source at the beginning of a project. We hope that this book helps to inform Iowans of their options and makes them more aware of the process.”
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