Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University

About the project

Iowa State University and Alliant Energy will partner on a solar and agricultural research project on university-owned land at the Iowa State University Research Farm. The Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University will raise awareness about opportunities to co-locate renewable energy and agricultural activities.

Fast facts

  • Developer: Waldinger
  • Size: 1.375 MW
  • Panels: 3,300

Why solar?

The Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University will create a living laboratory for students and faculty to study soil, water, plant and animal interactions with a solar array integrated with agricultural land.

Beyond the production of renewable energy, Alliant Energy and Iowa State University will explore future opportunities to advance this solar and agricultural research project for education, demonstration and training purposes.

Clean energy, including solar, has become increasingly cost effective. Solar projects generate energy customers enjoy for many years, with no added fuel costs and low operation and maintenance costs. With this solar project, Iowa State University showcases its commitment to sustainability and agriculture research.

Partnering with customers to develop solar projects is just another way we keep our customers at the heart of everything we do. For more information, visit

Clean Energy Blueprint

The Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University is part of our Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals include eliminating all coal from our generation fleet by 2040 and achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity we generate by 2050.

Alliant Energy works tirelessly to modernize its utility grid for the benefit of future generations of customers across Wisconsin and Iowa. We build smarter energy infrastructure to deliver cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy to all customers, and maintain affordable rates. A smarter grid means customers get more control, choices and flexibility.

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