Breakfast Series: Solar Energy in Johnson County

A monthly series of breakfast meetings on new opportunities for solar is being hosted by Johnson Clean Energy District.

MERGE, 136 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City (on the Ped Mall)
In-person: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Coffee and bagels / Free will donation

Zoom presentation: 7:45
(log in available at 7:30 but presentation starts at 7:45)

Wednesday, November 16 / Distributed Solar in Johnson County

Learn how distributed solar can contribute to energy reliability, equity, and other community goals. The report – Iowa City Solar 2035 – was commissioned by the Iowa City Council but is applicable to other Johnson County communities.

View the Full Meeting
Download Iowa City Solar 2035 Report
View the presentation slides
“Build Solar Energy Capacity in Johnson County,” The Gazette

David Osterberg, Common Good Iowa
Scott Spak, UI School of Planning and Public Affairs
Cheryl Miller, JCED Boardmember and Energy Breakfast Manager

Thursday, December 8 / New Funding Options for Solar

Massive new federal spending on solar will improve economics for cities, schools, and private homes.

City of Hills Mayor Tim Kemp and Kelley Schlitz, City Administrator
Steve Guyer, Iowa Environmental Council

Register for Dec 8 solar Energy Breakfast

Thursday, January 12 / Expanding Solar Access Through State Policies

Policy changes at the state level to increase flexibility in how cities generate and use solar, including community solar.

Stratis Giannakouros, UI Office of Sustainability and Environment will moderate legislative panel

Register for Jan 12 solar Energy Breakfast

Thursday, February 9 / Private Solar Investment Options

What additional support do cities need to go solar?

Casey Cook will moderate a panel of financial experts to discuss financing options for public and private projects

Register for Feb 9 solar Energy Breakfast