UPDATE 4/26/17: Alliant Energy Net Metering Policy Changes are set to go into effect May 1, with a deadline for interconnection applications of May 1 for potential systems to be “grandfathered” into the old net metering policy. We recognize the significant and time-sensitive pressure on installation firms to submit interconnection applications to Alliant. As a result, we have decided to extend the deadline for proposals to the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program to Friday, May 12 at 2pm.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new, residential and commercial, direct-owned photovoltaic systems at a per-watt price lower than the typical, single solar electric installation.
The group buy is being led by Midwest Renewable Energy Association. The goal of the group buy is to increase solar education and installations in Cedar Rapids and Linn County, IA through a group purchase involving free information sessions and a competitive bidding process.
The group buy is being done with full support of the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County Public Health, and other local organizations, with wide publicity and awareness in the area.
Q: Will licensure as a Professional Engineer in Iowa be accepted in lieu of NABCEP certification?
A: A Professional Engineer license is not a certification for PV but does add technical capacity to a PV business. Without a specific project history and demonstrated experience in the field, this does not supplant NABCEP, the leading industry certification. Accordingly, any proposing firm will need to compellingly demonstrate project history and experience to be considered without NABCEP Certification.