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SCC Looking to Expand Solar

Nov 1, 2019
Mohrfeld Electric

Southeastern Community College has installed multiple solar arrays in the past year at its campus in Keokuk. It now plans to do the same in West Burlington.

Burlington Notre Dame Adds Solar Field

Aug 29, 2018
Courtesy photo / https://precisionenergyservices.net/

The newest addition to Burlington Notre Dame could save the school district thousands of dollars in electrical bills. A solar field with 836 panels is now located next to the soccer field along Terrace Drive in Burlington.

City Sells Land to Become Future Solar Garden

Jan 25, 2018
Emily Boyer

Sunrise Energy Ventures wants to build a solar garden in Macomb. The Macomb City Council has signed off on the idea by approving the sale of 17 acres to the company.

Solar Garden Proposed for Macomb's Business Park

Jan 17, 2018
screenshot from Sunrise Energy Ventures' website

A renewable energy provider is interested in purchasing the last land available in Macomb's business park.  Mayor Mike Inman said Sunrise Energy Ventures out of Minnesota wants to build a solar garden, which is a smaller version of a solar farm.

Making a Visual Change for Sustainability

Oct 18, 2017
Miranda Corbett

Sofia Tagkaloglou is part of a student group that was inspired during an Environmental Studies course to try bringing solar energy to the Knox College campus. The project began in winter 2015 and was fully realized this summer.

Lee County Company Adding Solar Array

Jul 13, 2015
Jason Parrott / TSPR

Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing has come a long way since the company was formed in 1982. Jenny Steffensmeier, who is President/Owner, said her late husband, Ben, started the company in a small welding shop about a mile from its current location near Pilot Grove, Ia.

Solar Panels for Port of Burlington

May 20, 2013

The Port of Burlington will soon be an example of “going green.”