Iowa Energy Center - Grants for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

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
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive Based on available funds

Program Administrator Iowa State University

References DSIRE[1]


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

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Keith Kutz
Department Iowa State University
Division Iowa Energy Center
Address 2521 Elwood Drive, Suite 124
Place Ames, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50010-8229
Phone (515) 294-8819


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"