Iowa Solar Incentives

Iowa Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, and Rebates

There are several incentives in Iowa that make investing in solar and renewable energy cost-effective.

Iowa Incentive Database

Name State Category Type
Iowa Solar Easement and Access Laws IA Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Access Policy
Renewable Energy Equipment Exemption IA Financial Incentive Sales Tax Incentive
Ethanol-Based Fuels Exemption IA Financial Incentive Sales Tax Incentive
Local Option - Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices IA Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems IA Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption IA Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
Renewable Fuel Fund IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Mandatory Utility Green Power Option IA Regulatory Policy Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Iowa Energy Bank IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Iowa Energy Center - Grants for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research IA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Alternative Energy Law (AEL) IA Regulatory Policy Renewables Portfolio Standard
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure IA Regulatory Policy Generation Disclosure
Iowa - Green Power Procurement IA Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Net Metering IA Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Ethanol-Blended Gasoline Tax Credit IA Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Interconnection Standards IA Regulatory Policy Interconnection
Energy Replacement Generation Tax Exemption IA Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credits (Corporate) IA Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (Personal) IA Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Sales and Use Tax Refund for Renewable Energy IA Financial Incentive Sales Tax Incentive
MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (detailed) IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential EnergyAdvantage Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
MidAmerican Energy - BusinessCheck Energy Efficiency Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
MidAmerican Energy - EnergyAdvantage® New Homes Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Lighting Equipment Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Custom Systems Energy Efficiency Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Motors and Variable Speed Drives Energy Efficiency Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction Energy-Efficiency Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - New Home Construction Incentives IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency Incentives IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Cedar Falls Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Good Cents Rate Discount Program IA Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Spencer Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Energy Efficiency in State Facilities IA Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Building Energy Code IA Regulatory Policy Building Energy Code
Independence Light & Power - Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Residential and Small Commercial (<75kw) rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Rural Electric Cooperatives Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Offered by 12 Utilities) IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Muscatine Power and Water - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Muscatine Power and Water - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Ames Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Ames Electric Department - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Waverly Light & Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Ames Electric Department - Net Metering IA Regulatory Policy Net Metering
MidAmerican Energy - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Financing Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Preston Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Ames Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Cedar Falls Utilities - Energy Conservation Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Cedar Falls Utilities - Residential New Construction Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - EnergyAdvantage New Homes Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Residential New Construction Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Renewable Energy Purchase Rate IA Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Iowa - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by Several Cooperative Utilities) IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Cedar Falls Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Waverly Light & Power - Residential Solar Thermal Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Agricultural Custom Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Residential & Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Copy of Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Energy Efficiency Standard IA Regulatory Policy Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Liberty Utilities Iowa High Efficiency Equipment Rebate IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Business and Farm Renewable Energy Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Small Wind Innovation Zone Program and Model Ordinance IA Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Dubuque - Solar Thermal Licensing Requirement IA Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by 18 Utilities) IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Business Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by 18 Utilities) IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit IA Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Solar Energy Systems Tax Credit (Personal) IA Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Solar Energy Systems Tax Credit (Corporate) IA Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program IA Financial Incentive Grant Program
IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Farmers Electric Cooperative - Consumer Renewable Energy Sales Program IA Financial Incentive Feed-in Tariff
Corn Belt Power Cooperative Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Corn Belt Power Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Funding Program IA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Alliant Energy - Commercial/Community/Multifamily Electric Vehicle Charging Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alliant Energy - Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Residential Electric Vehicle Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
MidAmerican Energy - Commercial Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program IA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Commercial (>75KW) Energy Efficiency Rebate Program IA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Iowa Energy Center Grant Program IA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Tax-Exempt Financing for Green Buildings, Renewable Energy & Brownfield Redevelopment US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Conservation Security Program (CSP) Production Incentive US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Exemption
Federal Excise Tax Exemption for Gasohol US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) US Financial Incentive Corporate Depreciation
2003 Climate Change Fuel Cell Buy-Down Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
HUD Energy Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy Star Financing and Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA Rural Housing Service Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Deductions for Clean-Fuel Vehicles and Refueling Property US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Deduction
Deductions for Clean-Fuel Vehicles and Refueling Property US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alcohol Fuel Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Small Business Administration Loan Programs US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy-Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs - Funding Opportunities US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Green Power Purchasing Goal for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Value-Added Producer Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Appliance Manufacturing Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Veterans Housing Guaranteed and Insured Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy and Emissions Goals and Standards for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Federal Appliance Standards US Regulatory Policy Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Energy Goals and Standards for Federal Agencies US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Interconnection Standards for Small Generators US Regulatory Policy Interconnection
U.S. Department of Energy - Loan Guarantee Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualifying Advanced Energy Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - High Energy Cost Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Title I Property Improvement Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA/REDA) Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Fannie Mae Green Financing – Loan Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Previously-Owned Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.