MOXIE Partners with Local Businesses to Empower Eastern Iowa Healthcare Workers

MOXIE Partners with Local Businesses to Empower Eastern Iowa Healthcare Workers

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Update 4/3/20: Due to overwhelming support and appreciation for this program we have extended this offer to all healthcare workers living in any of the many MOXIE service areas. Necessity is the mother of innovation. In these uncertain times, a new one-of-a-kind program has been created to help ensure healthcare workers can take care of life’s necessary, yet time consuming and expensive tasks. Developed through a partnership of local businesses, including MOXIE, GreenState Credit Union, New Pioneer Co-op, Crescent Electric, and Relion Insurance Solutions, the EMPOWERMED Program provides Eastern Iowa healthcare workers with significantly discounted solar energy systems (at or near MOXIE’s cost) and an immediate $1,000 for grocery delivery, childcare, house cleaning, or anything else they may need. MOXIE, a leading solar panel installation company headquartered in North Liberty,…
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Protect Yourself from Power Outages with Solar Battery Backup

Protect Yourself from Power Outages with Solar Battery Backup

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If the power went out in your home today, what would you do? No lights, no internet, no TV, no freezer, and no way to charge your phone. Even opening your garage door becomes a challenge. And that expensive security system you have? Well, let's just say it won't be catching those pesky porch pirates anytime soon. Losing access to usable energy is a situation no one wants to think about, but one that happens quickly and without warning. These days, losing power in your home is more than just an annoying inconvenience – it's something that can cause immediate loss of connection, productivity, money, and even safety for you and your family. Luckily, there's a way to put the power back in your hands and prevent this from ever…
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Even on the Cloudiest Days, the Sun Will Come Out Again

Even on the Cloudiest Days, the Sun Will Come Out Again

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We know that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is top of mind for most of you, just as it is for all of us here at MOXIE. It's an unsettling time for everyone and our hearts go out to those impacted. Still, we at MOXIE remain steadfast in our mission to "obsessively lead the change to a sustainable world" and have carefully developed ways to continue providing solar energy solutions, minimize any potential health risks, and even directly contribute to the wellbeing of those who need it most. You can be a part of it too. How MOXIE is Working to Protect You and Others Across all Moxie Solar locations, our team is taking measures to ensure safety for ourselves, our customers, and those most impacted by Coronavirus. First, we are reminding…
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Everything You Need to Know About Grid-Tied Solar Systems

Everything You Need to Know About Grid-Tied Solar Systems

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Table of Contents 1. What is a Grid-Tied Solar System? 2. How Does Grid-Tied Solar Work? 3. Advantages of Grid-Tied Solar 4. Drawbacks to Grid-Tied Solar 5. Grid-Tied Systems with Battery Backup 6. Benefit of Having Solar Battery Backup 7. The Bottom Line If you’ve been thinking about installing solar there are many reasons to get started today, including: Saving MoneySaving the EnvironmentIncreasing Property ValueStandardizing or Eliminating Utility BillTaking Advantage of Tax Credits and Incentives In order to achieve these universally appealing goals, you have a couple main options – installing either a grid-tied solar system or an off-grid solar system. At MOXIE, we primarily install grid-tied solar systems. This is mainly because we’re laser-focused on helping our customers save the most money right away while also setting them up…
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2020 Federal Solar Tax Credit: Take Advantage Now Before It’s Too Late

2020 Federal Solar Tax Credit: Take Advantage Now Before It’s Too Late

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2020 is the last year the federal solar tax credit will be at 26%. If you’ve been thinking about getting solar power for your home, now is the time to act. The federal government will soon be sunsetting the solar tax credit for residential homes, but getting started on your new solar array now will help ensure you lock-in this money-saving credit.  The federal solar tax credit, also called the solar investment tax credit (ITC), is a nonrefundable credit that is currently set at 26% of your total solar array cost, including the panels themselves, installation, equipment, permitting, and more. So, if the total cost of your installed solar array is $20,000, you would owe $5,200 less in federal taxes. Not bad right?  Again, the most important part is to…
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MOXIE Moves Into Manufacturing

MOXIE Moves Into Manufacturing

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In an effort to continue providing our customers with the highest quality solar panels, which are affordable and utilize the most efficient energy production capacity, Moxie Solar announced its plans to manufacture its own panels starting in 2020.  This new business unit will produce up to 100MW of solar panels each year.  Jason Hall, Founder and CEO stated, “We want our customers to be able to buy an American made product from an American owned company.” Moxie named Mark Nolte President of Manufacturing to lead the creation of this new factory.  Stay tuned for more updates as this vision becomes a reality. From the Press-Citizen Moxie Solar announced to the Press-Citizen that it is looking to build a $10 million solar manufacturing facility, at a location to-be-determined. Once at full capacity,…
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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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