MidAmerican Energy Completes Northern Iowa Solar Farm

MidAmerican Energy's Arbor Hill solar array in Adair CountyPhoto: MidAmerican Energy

(Undated) -- MidAmerican Energy has completed its largest solar farm to date. The utility says the 700 acre Holliday Creek solar array in northern Iowa's Webster County can generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 19,000 homes. The company has other solar sites in Adair, Franklin, Johnson and Woodbury counties, and in the city of Waterloo.

MidAmerican Energy says the site includes 265,000 solar panels.

“We placed our first utility-scale solar array online in January near Iowa City, and we’ve been working at a rapid pace since then, flipping the switch at five more solar sites, including our largest to date, the 100-megawatt Holliday Creek project northeast of Fort Dodge,” Mike Fehr, senior vice president of renewable generation and compliance, said. “This year opens up a new chapter for us in MidAmerican’s growing renewable energy fleet that delivers clean, low-cost, sustainable domestic energy to our customers.”

“Our latest and largest solar array is a timely addition to our renewables fleet,” Fehr said. “When our customers use their air conditioners to keep cool on hot and sunny summer afternoons, solar energy is typically at or near its greatest output. When coupled with our wind fleet, MidAmerican’s customers receive the benefits of renewable energy throughout the year.”

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