Solar energy fairs were held at four locations across Iowa in August and September 2016. The fairs were designed to be “one-stop-shops” for Iowans considering solar PV for electricity production at their farm, home, or business.
Below are links to vendors and sponsors, presentations from the fair, and general information about solar energy.
Pathfinders was the project lead, project developer, grant writer, project coordinator, and grant administrator.
Solar Energy Fair Presentations
Two speakers gave presentations at the solar energy fairs. Their presentations are available below in pdf format.
Solar 101 presentation introducing solar electric technology
Scott Timm, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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Project financing and planning information presentations
Aurelien Windenberger, ASquared Consulting, Inc
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Solar Energy Fair Vendors
Eagle Point Solar
Energy Consultants Group
Gilbert Home Comfort
GWA Solar/GWA International LLC
Harvest Energy Solutions
Iowa State Bank
Iowa Wind and Solar
ReBearth Solar, Inc.
Southwest Iowa R.E.C.
Solar Energy Resources
Check out the links below to find information about solar energy, energy efficiency, tax incentives, and more!
Iowa Energy Center – General information about renewable energy and energy efficiency
Solar Calculator – Use this site to calculate average AC power for your location
Solar PV Energy Guide – Comprehensive guide to solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems
PV Watts CalculatorEstimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world
IOWA Tax Credit Information – Get information about the Iowa Solar Energy System Tax Credit
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency – Search this database to find policies & incentives by state
Thank you to our partners and vendor sponsors!
Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP): Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.
Renewable Energy Education
If technology and environmental conservation interests you, take a look at the below listed programs to help you get started on a program that fits these interests! Learn about new and upcoming technologies that involve solar and wind energies, please a variety of other possibilities.