March 2017

A Solar Leader Emerges in Rural Iowa

It seems counterintuitive that a conservative farming community in southeastern Iowa is home to some of the most expansive solar generation in the U.S. But that's exactly what's happening in the area served by Farmers Electric Cooperative, the rural utility whose enterprising leader, Warren McKenna, saw renewables as a gateway to economic vitality.  Last summer, ILSR spent some time experiencing firsthand the solar explosion in this Iowa community and learning how Farmers Electric made it happen.  Read the full story here: https://ilsr.org/thanks-to-co-op-small-iowa-town-goes-big-on-solar/.
 
 

 

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