Meeting Public Comments

Subcommittee meeting and times are as follows:
A bill for an act relating to solar energy by establishing a shared solar net metering cooperative program.
Subcommittee members: Klein-CH, Gjerde, Wills
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: RM 103, Sup. Ct. Chamber
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.
Comments Submitted:

Kate Hansen [Center for Rural Affairs]
Please see attached.
Andrew Fisher []
Please support this bill. This bill should get passed as it will make installing solar even more viable for rural properties that have multiple meters. It will also help more Iowans get solar energy for their property as they can partner with a few neighbors to put up a larger array that makes financial sense so they can all save money on utility bills together instead of the current situation where if you don't use much energy in the first place, you would pay more per kW of solar for a smaller system just to cover yourself. In the same way that farmers can collectively group their harvest at the local elevator to get higher prices for larger volumes, it makes sense to let Iowans purchase their own energy from a project that may not be on their property.