River to River
1:24 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Solar Energy

A new state tax credit is encouraging homeowners to invest in solar energy and people throughout Iowa are already using the renewable resource.  Ben Kieffer talks with homeowner, Steve Peterson, who has a solar system in his home, along with Dennis Pottratz, whose renewable energy company installed Steve’s solar system. Energy Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council, Nathaniel Baer, discusses the tax breaks.

Then, Evan Stumpges, from  Iowa State University, and Jim Martin-Schramm, from Luther College, talk about how their institutions are incorporating solar energy into several projects.