A Wisconsin inventor has been awarded an $825,000 grant to help bring an electric motor technology first invented by Benjamin Franklin into the 21st century.
One of Iowa’s two major utilities wants to spend – and charge its customers – nearly $1 billion over the next several years to modernize its grid, and advocates want to ensure that money is spent wisely.
In Iowa, a state with some of the highest demand charges in the nation, a solar installer is offering a storage solution that the company claims could cut power bills in half for some large electricity customers.
In its new incarnation as part of the state’s economic development office, the Iowa Energy Center will operate with a much smaller staff and a focus that remains unclear.
Customers in Ohio and Nebraska are among those taking advantage of a new and simpler technique for connecting solar arrays and other renewable energy systems to the grid.
Maintaining a tropical temperature for his turkeys, even through a Nebraska winter, used to cost Bill Bevans in the neighborhood of $60,000 annually. Not any longer.
Nearly one year since its inception, an on-bill financing program in a west Michigan city appears to be enabling the deep energy retrofits envisioned at the outset.
Iowa, already one of the country’s leading producers of wind energy, will move even further out in front of the industry as MidAmerican Energy “repowers” roughly a quarter of its wind capacity.
A wind developer’s dispute with an Iowa utility is part of a larger pattern of resistance to small renewable energy projects, according to advocates in the state.
In the wake of one more rejection this morning from the Missouri Public Service Commission, the company trying to develop a high-voltage transmission line to ferry new wind energy from the Midwest to the eastern U.S. has a new tool in its kit: former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.