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
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
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