10 Tips for Living on Solar Energy in Iowa

10 Tips for Living on Solar Energy in Iowa

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The demand for energy in Iowa has steadily increased. A growing population requires more electricity. Coal, wind, and natural gas provide options for many communities in the state. However, more residents are turning to solar energy as their preferred sustainable power source. Iowa’s population increased by 13% between 1960 and 2016. That may sound small until you consider that per-resident energy consumption more than doubled. Residents need affordable options to power their homes and businesses. The cost of solar energy in Iowa has decreased by 32% over the past five years. The state has invested over $2 million in the industry, with enough solar installed to provide power for 11,581 homes. The average solar system requires at least 4 hours of peak sunlight to work reliably. Most of Iowa sees…
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