Solar in Iowa (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)
This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.
Transcript: Solar in Iowa
There's no large scale solar installation in Iowa. There are a couple of houses here and there because the people have interest, but through...Well the big windmills up in the northern part of the state are probably the dominant alternative energy source in the state. The solar is pretty much limited to remote installations -- highway applications where there are transmitters along the highways, electric fence chargers, remote building farm buildings. Those are the applications because they're easy to put up -- you can put it up in small increments. That's where they're being used in Iowa. There are no large installations yet that would be...say...set to match peaking power requirements of air conditioners.