Alliant Energy to provide nearly $19,000 for solar panels at Fairfield library
Alliant Energy is providing an incentive of up to $18,928 toward the installation of new solar panels at the Fairfield Public Library.
In addition, a monitoring system will be installed to help inform and educate library patrons on the energy created at any given moment.
Fairfield obtained this financial reward for its energy saving efforts in the past year.
Since starting the program in 2012, Fairfield residents have saved more than 10.2 million kilowatt-hours.
One of the program’s goals was to save about 4 percent of the average annual energy use among residential customers in Fairfield. As a result, residential customers saved about 8.5 percent. Through engagement work, commercial customers saved about 8 percent of their annual energy use.
“Fairfield residents have really stepped up to the plate and made significant changes - and now as a community we are reaping the benefits,” said Scott Timm, sustainability coordinator who works for the city of Fairfield and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Our work represents nearly 1 million dollars in energy savings last year, and there is still time to get involved!”
In addition to the recognition for energy savings, Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad is recognizing Fairfield with an Environmental Excellence Award for leadership and innovation in energy efficiency for its work through the Hometown Rewards program.