Farm Energy Working Group
Utility Rebates for the Farm
Alliant Energy Renewable Rewards Program – Alliant Energy’s program provides rebates for energy efficiency and renewable energy installations (wind, PV, and solar thermal) to residential and agricultural customers. Interested farmers read about the program and complete the on-line self-screening tool.
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Rural Electric Cooperative Rebates for Agricultural
Many of Iowa's 36 rural electric cooperatives offer rebates for agricultural components. For links to all Iowa RECs and their rebate programs, go to the Iowa Association of Electrical Cooperatives.
The following RECs offer solar hot water rebates.
- Eastern Iowa - has its own wind turbine/solar array onsite
- East Central
- Grundy County
- Butler County
- Clarke County
- Farmers Electric - operates a customer-owned Solar Garden & offers feed-in tariffs
Mid-American Energy Agriculture Program
The Agriculture program offers assistance to Iowa agribusiness customers who purchase electricity from MidAmerican Energy. The program includes free farm energy audits to determine and prioritize energy efficiency improvements, expert technical assistance in making purchase decisions and rebates to lower the cost of energy-efficient equipment.
Call 877-401-4059 for a farm energy audit.
Rebates available for lighting, heating/cooling, motors, variable-speed drive motors, equipment. For specifics, visit MidAmerican Energy>
All Iowa Utility Rebates
Visit DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency) for links to rebates offered at all Iowa utilities (RECs, municipals, investor-owned).
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