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Did you know that the amount of solar energy that hits our planet in just 90 minutes could be enough to power all our energy needs for one year? Would you be surprised to learn that solar panels can actually add value to your home? It’s true and this makes the sun the most abundant energy source! It’s time to brush up on your solar energy knowledge.

We are proud to lead the way to a brighter future through our Clean Energy Blueprint. Here are some more important things to know about solar energy:

How does solar energy work?

Solar energy is a powerful tool that paves the way for sustainable and reliable energy generation by capturing sunlight to use for electricity or heat.

Check out this video, which breaks down the process further.

What does a solar-powered home look like?

A growing number of the customers we serve have made the decision to power their homes or businesses with solar power. Some of the solar panels we’ve installed contribute to Alliant Energy’s grid, and some supply energy directly to a customer’s home. Either way, they’re helping to create a better future.

Make sure to study up on our recent Iowa and Wisconsin solar projects to learn how solar power is making our world better.

Check out the video below to understand the different ways a solar-powered home can look, and the benefits involved for the surrounding communities and our planet:

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Video: How does solar energy get into your home?

Kaitlyn is an intern with the External Communications Team. She is a student at The University of Iowa, studying Journalism & Mass Communication and Event Management. Kaitlyn is passionate about sustainability and is eager to help tell Alliant’s story in their journey to create a better future.

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