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Stuff Etc

Stuff Etc

Community-oriented values and cutting edge solutions helped entrepreneur Mary Sundblad grow Stuff Etc from a small craft and clothing shop into the largest consignment service operation in the nation. Her company’s latest innovation is the installation of a solar power system designed to cover 100% of the business’s electrical needs.

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Taco John’s

Taco John’s

Taco John’s installed a 110 kW solar array in Fairfield Iowa. The array will generate around 65% of the restaurant’s electricity needs. Over the next 25 years the array will provide significant energy cost savings while preventing around 1,905 metrics tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

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Iowa State Bank

Iowa State Bank

Iowa State Bank was the first financial institution in the State of Iowa to invest in clean, solar energy, with installations at two of the bank’s locations in 2013. The installations allow Iowa State Bank to draw nearly half of its power from sunlight.

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French Reneker

French Reneker

French-Reneker-Associates, a Iowa civil and environmental engineering company, switched to solar with an array that will pay for itself in 3-4 years. The 41 kW array will provide around 80% of the building’s electricity and save the company over $9,000 per year.

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Completed 2015, the Gateridge Court Office Building was one of the first commissioned Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) third-party financed solar installations in the State of Iowa. Ideal Energy collaborated with top legal experts experienced in wind industry finance, to comply with Iowa regulatory and legislative mandates, ensuring the financial viability of the project.

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