Linn County Introduces Solar Dashboard to Aid Residents

Linn County Solar Dashboard – Empowering Homes, Businesses, and Nonprofits with Solar Opportunities

Linn County Solar Dashboard

In Response to Economic Challenges

To address the economic challenges faced by residents, small businesses, and nonprofits in Linn County, the Linn County Sustainability Department has partnered with the Linn County GIS team to create the Linn County Solar Dashboard. This innovative tool aims to help Linn County residents access available funding options to install solar systems on their homes, small businesses, or nonprofits. The dashboard not only provides information on local solar installers but also outlines the process for going solar and maps the existing solar systems installed in Linn County.

Official Release and Webinar Event

The Linn County Solar Dashboard will be officially released during a webinar event on December 19. Hosted by the Linn County Sustainability & Resiliency Committee, the webinar titled “Linn County Inflation Reduction Act Webinar: Empowering Homes, Businesses, and Nonprofits with Solar Opportunities” is designed to show community members how to access funding through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and utilize the power of solar energy to mitigate inflation-related challenges in terms of energy and utility bills.

Webinar Event Details:

  • Date: Dec. 19, 2023
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Online Webinar – Register here

What to Expect from the Webinar

  • Introduction to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA):
    • Understanding the purpose and scope of the IRA
    • How the act addresses inflation-related challenges for homes, small businesses, and nonprofits
    • Unveiling of the Linn County Solar Dashboard
  • Eligibility Criteria and Application Process:
    • Who qualifies for funding under the IRA?
    • Step-by-step guide to the application process
  • Residential Home Funding Opportunities:
    • Overview of available resources and support
    • Navigating IRA assistance for homeowners
    • Introducing tailored solutions for mitigating inflation impact through solar initiatives
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Funding Opportunities:
    • IRA support for small businesses
    • Tailored solutions for mitigating inflation impact on local enterprises
  • Q&A Session:
    • Engage with expert speakers to get your specific questions answered
    • Gain valuable insights into maximizing IRA benefits and solar opportunities

Why Attend?

  • Empowerment:
    • Learn how to leverage IRA funding to safeguard your home, small business, or nonprofit from the impacts of inflation with renewable energy
  • Community Support:
    • Connect with fellow Linn County residents facing similar challenges and share experiences
  • Expert Guidance:
    • Benefit from the expertise of solar installers and community leaders who will be present to provide valuable insights

How to Join

“Homeowners and renters are eligible for 30% tax credits on the total cost of a solar system, while businesses and nonprofits (tax-exempt entities) are eligible for investment tax credits with bonus credits that can be as high as 70% of the total cost of a solar system,” said John Zakrasek, the Linn County Sustainability and Resiliency Committee co-chair.

By attending this webinar, you will learn how to save money on your utility bills for your home, small business, or nonprofit.

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