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Iowa State, Alliant Energy dedicate solar farm south of Ames

Aerial view of a solar farm in a rural area.

Iowa State University (ISU) and Alliant Energy celebrated the completion of construction on the Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University earlier today. The new solar farm will contribute to the university’s long-term sustainability goals and the company’s transition to renewable energy.

Under a lease agreement with ISU, Alliant Energy designed and constructed the 1.375-megawatt solar farm, which features 3,300 solar panels and is capable of generating energy to power 200 homes. Part of the Alliant Energy® Customer-Hosted Renewables program, the solar farm will generate renewable energy credits for the university to offset a portion of its carbon emissions.

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