Solar Energy in Iowa: Policies and Practices at the Municipal, County, and State Levels

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Join policy experts, researchers, industry members, public employees, and nonprofit organization representatives for a series of panel discussions focusing on solar policies and practices across the state of Iowa. Each panel will focus on solar topics at different levels — from the municipal, to the county, and finally statewide. Each session will consist of an introduction and speaker remarks from each panelist. Following the panelists' individual presentations, a moderated Q&A session will take place, allowing the audience to engage with the panel experts.

The preliminary titles of the panels are listed here:

  • Panel Session 1: Solar at the Local Level: How Can Iowa Support Customer-Owned and Community Solar?
  • Panel Session 2: The Land Use Debate: Is Utility-Scale Solar Compatible with Current Land Uses?
  • Panel Session 3: Statewide Solar: What Is Planned for a Reliable and Equitable Solar + Storage + Transmission Grid?

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided for attendees. More details will be announced soon. To register, visit:

This event is sponsored by the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI). With questions about this event, please contact HELI Program Director Blake Rupe at

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 9:30am to 2:00pm
Boyd Law Building
130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Blake Rupe in advance at 319-335-5121 or