Posts tagged: Iowa

Wind Energy Expansion in Iowa

by Reid Chandler   DES MOINES, Iowa – Driving across the state of Iowa, there’s always been on sight you could count on seeing an abundance of: cornfields. But over the years, wind turbines have slowly become part of that trademark Iowa landscape, too,  and Friday, Governor Terry Branstad announced we’ll be seeing a lot […]

ISU professor researching new wind turbine design

By Julie Ferrell One Iowa State University professor is leading the development of a new way to increase national wind energy production. Sri Sritharan, ISU’s Wilson Engineering professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering and leader of the College of Engineering’s wind energy initiative, is developing new details for his Hexcrete project, a concrete alternative […]

In the Midwest, farmers leading the way on solar power

Solar installations have been taking off in many areas of the Midwest, but perhaps nowhere more so than in farm country. “It’s a huge buzz now throughout the agriculture industry,” said Todd Miller, sales director for CB Solar in Ankeny, Iowa. In Washington County, Iowa, for example, farmers with access to an unusual and lucrative […]

Farm Turns To Solar Power

  With an ever-increasing electric bill, one Iowa farmer decided to take a green approach to fix his problem. Alan and Maureen Jensen of Exira decided to invest in a growing trend, tapping the very same power that helps their crops grow. The Jensen’s have been farming for decades. They farm 2,400 acres of corn […]

Google Invests $75M In Iowa Wind Farm, Bringing Its Total Green Energy Investments To Almost $1B

Google just announced that it has invested $75 million in a 50 MW wind farm in Rippey, Iowa, a small town an hour outside of Des Moines. This is Google’s second wind energy investment in the state. In 2010, Google entered a long-term contract to buy green energy for its Iowa data center, but this […]