With support from a federal grant, Gabriel Chan aims to clarify the costs and benefits of distributed solar for co-ops.
The programs offer no- or low-interest loans for appliances that charge when power tends to be cheaper and cleaner.
The rural electric cooperatives are testing how the storage technology can help customers and their systems.
A rural environmental group takes electric cooperatives to task for not providing better online information.
Iowa utilities historically have been tepid about investing in solar generation, but some may find it more enticing now thanks to an expanded incentive signed by Governor Terry Branstad on Friday and passed by the Iowa legislature hours before it adjourned on June 5.