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Solarize project continues to grow in Linn County -- Deadline to participate is Sept. 30

CEDAR RAPIDS — Public interest continues to grow for an effort to incentivize private solar development through volume purchasing prices.

James Hodina, environmental services manager with Linn County Public Health, said a total of 34 area residents had contracted for a combined 232 kilowatts of solar power as of Aug. 31 through the Solarize Cedar Rapids and Linn County program.
That puts the program — which reached the first goal in July — beyond the second tier of 150 kW and near the third goal of 250 kW.

“We’re quickly approaching our next tier,” Hodina said. “We’re very happy, we’re doing very well.”

Cedar Rapids & Linn County Bulk Solar Purchase Program Reaches First Goal --

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Bill and Peggy Freeburg signed a contract on July 27 to install a 7.25 kilowatt (kW) solar array on their Cedar Rapids home.

Homeowners across Linn County are participating in the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program, which allows individual homeowners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing.

The Freeburgs’ solar array puts the program past its first of four benchmarks, triggering a rebate from the solar installer, Moxie Solar.

Eleven Corridor companies make Inc. 5000 -- Moxie Solar, Ready Wireless and Involta all made the list.

More than a third of Iowa’s fastest growing companies reside in Eastern Iowa, a new ranking list shows.

Business magazine Inc. released its Inc. 5000 list this week, which each year recognizes the fastest growing private companies by revenue across the nation. Twenty-eight Iowa businesses made the list this year.

May 2017

Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL player Julian Vandervelde is harnessing the skills he learned on the football field to help promote the power of the sun as he takes on his new role as Moxie Solar's market president in the Quad-Cities. Read the full article from the Quad-City Times here.

April 2017

You'll likely remember him from his time playing football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. But he came to Local 4 News to talk about solar energy instead of sports. He's now the Moxie Solar QC Market President. Watch the interview on

February 25, 2017

The Mason City Public Library's solar energy plant is a sunny success thanks to the installation done by Moxie Solar of West Liberty. Read the full article from the Globe Gazette here.

January 8, 2017

Johnson County receives statewide recognition with an award for their solar arrays which began from a power purchase agreement with Moxie Solar. Read the full article from the Gazette here.

November 30, 2016

Moxie Solar is mentioned in the New York Times for solar panel installation and being the fastest-growing local business in Iowa, helping to fight climate change through the use of clean energy.

October 7, 2016

Moxie Solar announced the acquisition of Vinton-based solar installer Green Transitions. Read the official press release here and the Corridor Business Journal article here.

September 15, 2016

Moxie Solar installed a new sign at headquarters.

August 11, 2016

The Mason City Public Library is using the power of the sun to keep its lights on. Watch the KIMT clip here.

July 19, 2016​

The Iowa Utilities Board issued an important order that ensures customers will get the most out of going solar. Read the Des Moines Register article here.

July 19, 2016

Joe Provorse appeared on CBS 2 News at 6, talking about the City of North Liberty's decision to go solar. Watch the clip here.

July 6, 2016

​Jason Hall appeared as a guest columnist in the Gazette with an article titled "Solar energy powers Iowa jobs." Read the article here.

May 29, 2016

Jason Hall and Moxie Solar were cited in the Gazette's article about the successes and challenges faced by the solar industry in Iowa. Read it here.

May 24, 2016

The Corridor Business Journal published the official CBJ Fastest Growing Company article. Read it here.

May 17, 2016

Moxie Solar was recognized as the fastest growing company in the corridor by the Corridor Business Journal, with a 3-year growth rate of 536%. Read the official press release here.

May 16, 2016

The City of Tiffin is considering a Moxie Built array for city hall. Read more here.

​April 15, 2016

North Liberty and Johnson County are considering solar projects. Read the Gazette article here.

February 25, 2016

Prices are down and incentives are up. “The solar energy industry is absolutely crushing it right now.”Read more here.

February 17,2016

Moxie Solar appeared in an Iowa City Press-Citizen article about the shift more and more people are making from fossil fuels to solar.Read it here.

January 25, 2016

Join us at the2016 Greater Iowa City Area Homebuilders Association Home Show, Feb. 12-14 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Come see us in Booth 18!

January 21, 2016

The McCall Monument array is now live! Owner Lee Barnett had Moxie Solar install PV panels on three of his outbuildings as part of a long-term investment in his business and the environment. Read the article from the Newton Daily News here.

January 12, 2016

President Obama spoke on his commitment to solar energy in his final State of the Union Address. Watch the clip here.

January 6, 2016

A recent report on home values across six states shows that investments in residential solar don’t just offset energy consumption–They also add significant value to homes. Read the article fromClean Technica here.

December 28, 2015

President Obama signed legislation on Dec. 21, extending the Investment Tax Credit for renewable energy infrastructure, including solar power. The president spoke about the importance of this extension in his year-end press conference.Check out the clip from C-SPAN!

December 15, 2015

Moxie Solar CEO Jason Hall spoke about his experience as a business leader and startup founder at An Entrepreneurial Forum, the annual event hosted by the Corridor Business Journal. You can read what he had to say on theCBJ site.

November 23, 2015

​The last monthly electrical bill for Michelle and Patrick Hughes of North Liberty was a negative – $3.31, thanks to the 44 solar panels installed byMoxie Solaron their roof this summer. Read the article from the Press-Citizen here.

November 3, 2015

ENTREPRENEUR101: Learning from the Risk TakersBeing an entrepreneur is not an easy proposition. Sometimes success comes naturally, and sometimes it is achieved only after much trial, error and failure. Ultimately, taking the leap to start a business boils down to drive… As the Publisher of the Corridor Business Journal expresses in this publication. Discover the motivation and desire of our very own Jason Hall, owner and CEO, endured in his epic adventure called Moxie Solar in the article here.

November 9, 2015

Johnson County is proud to be the first county in Iowa to have entered into Power Purchase Agreements for solar energy arrays, with new installations at the Johnson County Secondary Roads facility.
Together, these twoMOXIE BUILTsolar arrays should generate about 23% of the annual electricity needed at the campus and save taxpayers nearly $152,000 over the next 25 years. In addition, the renewable energy will annually avoid 86.5 tons of greenhouse gases, which is like taking 16.5 passenger vehicles off the road each year as stated on Johnson County’s website.
Theirdashboard links show you current and past energy generated.Visit theJohnson County Sustainability HomePage.

November 3, 2014

Moxie Solar reaches pinnacle of solar trade by joining an elite group of solar companiesnationwide to be featured in the highly regarded SolarPro Magazine and