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Distributed (On-site) Generation

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Distributed Generation (DG) allows member-owners the opportunity to produce some or all of the electricty they need through their own generating technologies, most commonly wind or solar.

Are you intersted in or considering Distributed Generation? Contact Heartland Power and use the following resources to help make the best decisions for your energy needs!

 

ALTERNATE ENERGY PRODUCTION FACILITY NOTICE: Required for all new installations

As of January 1, 2013, owners of an alternate energy production facility which will be attached to an electric transmission or distribution line are required to provide written notification to their utility of the intent to construct or install the facility at least 30 days prior to construction. In the written notice the owner must provide information on the type of facility and the anticipated completion date of the construction. Alternate energy production facilities are defined as solar, wind turbine, waste management, resource recovery, refuse-derived fuel, agricultural crops or residues, or wood burning facilities to generate electricity.

Heartland Power has put together a form to help with this new requirement. Click here to view and print the alternate energy form of notice.

SOLAR PV ENERGY GUIDE: IOWA ENERGY CENTER

Considering installing solar at your home? Check out this comprehensive Solar PV Energy Guide, published by the Iowa Energy Center. It covers everything from how it works, getting started, site assessments, designing the array, sizing suggestions, calculating the system return on investment, and more!

FAQ

What is distributed generation? Is DG right for me? What type of generation system should I choose? Find these questions and more on our DG FAQ sheet.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Not sure if you have all of your terms straight? Understand backfeed, backup power, baseload generation, and much more after checking our glossary!

MYTHS VS. FACTS

If you're thinking about installing a solar PV generation system, make sure you have all your facts straight first.

TOP 10 CONSIDERATIONS

This lays out the top 10 key things to consider before installing a solar or wind DG system.

SOLAR VENDOR QUESTIONS

If you're considering installing or investing in solar PV technology, ask prospective vendors these questions before signing on the dotted line.

 

Heartland Power Community Solar

If you're interested in installing solar at your home or business, consider Heartland Power Community Solar. 

 

If you have more questions please contact us via email at energy@heartlandpower.com or by phone at 888-584-9732 or 800-349-2832.

 

 

 

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