Tim Dwight, former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, was born and raised in Iowa City, where he played college football for the University of Iowa. He retired from the NFL in 2007, and in 2008 seized the opportunity to invest in Integrated Power Corporation. Based in Novato, California, the company develops solar energy projects for businesses and agricultural producers.
The success and growth of Integrated Power Corporation compelled Tim to bring that business model to his home state. He now divides his time about equally between Iowa and California. He is also President of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association, and in that role, beginning in 2009, has spent a significant amount of time advocating for solar to the Iowa State Legislature.
In this presentation, Tim will showcase Iowa’s growing solar industry and the factors contributing to a clean energy economy in his home state. He provides a unique perspective on what Iowa has accomplished and on what is possible in states like Iowa and Nebraska, both of which have huge solar energy / economic development potential.
“Each day I see how clean energy and growing the economy go hand in hand. A clean energy economy is what America needs to live sustainably.”
The public is invited to this event, including high school and college students. It will be held on November 9, 2016 at UNO’s Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge Street, Combined Rooms 201/205/209. Refreshments will be served. Reserved parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center, near the Durham Bell Tower, and adjacent lots. Additional parking is available in Elmwood Park’s lots.
The Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in safety, quality of workmanship and technical standards for the benefit of the solar photovoltaic industry and their clients in the state of Iowa through public policy, public relations, marketing and education. For more information, visit Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association’s website: www.iowaseta.org
From kick returns to solar panels: Tim Dwight’s life as solar energy advocate