An article posted by the Iowa Environmental Council on March 16, 2015, reports that Iowa Governor Branstad and the President of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), Tim Dwight, recently gathered at the State Capitol with solar energy installers and manufacturers, renewable energy advocates and customers to celebrate Iowa’s fourth annual Solar Day, hosted by ISETA.
“Solar started with a small base and has taken off,” said Governor Branstad during remarks to the crowd. “Solar is another area that Iowa can be an innovator and a leader . . . ”
” . . . A few years ago, solar in the U.S. was being installed every four minutes. Today, solar is being installed every 90 seconds,” Dwight said. “Solar has seen huge growth, and Iowa is getting on the map.”