The Dubuque Solar project, owned by Alliant Energy, earned the Envision Platinum rating for sustainable infrastructure. This is the first solar project to receive Envision recognition, and second project in Iowa to receive an Envision Platinum rating.
The project delivers on Alliant Energy’s transition to a cleaner energy future. The $14 million, 6.2 megawatt project was constructed on two locations: a 5.9 acre brownfield site near the Port of Dubuque, and a 21.1 acre site near the West Dubuque industrial park – which is the largest solar garden in Iowa. The annual output is equal to the annual usage of about 850 average Iowa homes.
Developed in collaboration with the City of Dubuque and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the solar gardens play an important role in supporting the City’s sustainability and climate action goals. With broad community support, the Dubuque Solar project moved from planning and design through construction in less than 10 months. HDR led the Envision process with H&H Solar Energy Services serving as the Engineer, Procurer and Construction contractor.
“The Dubuque Solar project is a clear example of sustainable leadership,” said ISI President and CEO John Stanton. “This is the largest solar project in the State of Iowa to-date and will help the City of Dubuque achieve its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2003 levels by 2030. ISI is pleased to award this project with Envision Platinum in recognition of this leadership.”
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