Iowa Energy Center - Grants for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research (Iowa)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Iowa Energy Center - Grants for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Agricultural, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Maximum Incentive|| Based on available funds
|Program Administrator||Iowa State University|
The Iowa Energy Center provides grants for energy research on topics that have strong relevance to Iowa. Funding is available to Iowa’s colleges and universities, Iowa-based private non-profit organizations, and Iowa-based foundations. Private sector research partnerships are encouraged. However, grants are not available for private use or capital projects. Research grants are awarded in two broad categories: renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Request for pre-proposals are typically issued annually in July. Specific projects are selected for further review via full proposals. Grants are provided for projects demonstrating highest value and relevance to current Iowa-specific energy-research needs. In September 2009 the Center released an RFP for Research and Demonstration with a pre-proposal deadline of October 23, 2009 and a full proposal deadline of December 11, 2009. There is also an RFP for Conferences and Small Demonstrations accepting applications on a continuous basis through June 30, 2010.
Further details on past solicitations are available in the RFP documents contained on the program website. Past grants have supported research in biofuels, wind-resource assessment, photovoltaic (PV) research, biomass gasification, energy-efficient livestock-confinement ventilation, process-manufacturing efficiency, and commercial building HVAC control.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Iowa Code § 266.39C|
|Date Enacted|| 1990
|Contact Name||Keith Kutz|
|Department||Iowa State University|
|Division||Iowa Energy Center|
|Address||2521 Elwood Drive, Suite 124|
|Phone|| (515) 294-8819
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.