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Solar Energy in Iowa

Solar Panels in Iowa

There are currently at least 0 solar panel installations throughout the state of Iowa right now.

Solar Energy Data in IA by City

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Solar Power in Iowa

Solar Energy Levels in Iowa

The average monthly solar radiation level in Iowa's capital city, Des Moines, of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Iowa values listed here are based on the capital, Des Moines.

Solar Radiation in Iowa

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Iowa solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Iowa values listed here are based on the capital, Des Moines.

Solar Installs in Iowa

Solar Panel Installations in Iowa

A look at solar installs in Iowa. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in IA vs. the cumulative install total of rest of IA counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Iowa

There are currently at least 0 solar panel installations throughout the state of Iowa right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Iowa
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 0 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Iowa

Iowa Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Iowa averaged 12.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [2]

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Iowa Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Iowa averaged $6.98 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was about 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [3]

More about Iowa

About Iowa

Iowa ranks 30th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 3,046,355. [4]

IA Solar Power

Solar Energy in IA

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Iowa, or for additional solar-related resources in IA, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in Iowa

ZIP Codes in Iowa


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