Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Solar Project

About the project

Alliant Energy and the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA are partnering on a 500-kilowatt solar project to be built on donated land in Marshalltown, Iowa.

The project will be Alliant Energy’s first customer-hosted solar project under construction in Iowa. It’s also the company’s first Customer-Hosted Renewables program partnership with a nonprofit organization.

“Our partnership with Alliant Energy creates the opportunity to use donated property, generate meaningful revenue for our organization and bring renewable clean energy generation to our community,” said Kim Jass-Ramirez, President & CEO, Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. “We were honored to have land donated to our organization and now to be able to use it for our financial benefit and the community’s benefit is fitting for what the donor intended.”

Fast facts

  • Developer: SunVest
  • Size: 500 kW
  • Panels: 1,100

Why solar?

Clean energy, including solar, has become increasingly cost effective in the last few years. Solar creates energy customers can enjoy for many years, with no added fuel costs and low operation and maintenance costs. With this solar project, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA showcases its commitment to sustainability.

Alliant Energy owns and operates the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Solar Project to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to homes, businesses and communities. Partnering with customers to develop solar projects is just another way we keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.

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Clean Energy Blueprint

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Solar Project is part of our Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Our sustainability goals include eliminating all coal from our generation fleet by 2040 and aspiring to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity we generate by 2050.

We work tirelessly to modernize our 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 more resilient energy to all customers while maintaining affordable rates. A smarter grid means customers get more control, choices and flexibility.