About the Project


The Duane Arnold Solar project is an innovative solar and energy storage project proposed for Linn County, Iowa. The first two phases of the project will have a capacity of up to 200 megawatts of clean, renewable, American-made energy, paired with 75 megawatts of battery energy storage. The Duane Arnold Solar project is more than solar panels and batteries - it represents a significant capital investment in Iowa. Once operational, it will create good-paying jobs and millions in additional revenue for the local community.

The project is being developed and built by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun. Upon completion, Alliant Energy will own and operate the project to serve its customers.


Economic Benefits


*In the summer of 2021, Strategic Economic Research, LLC, an economic consulting firm specializing in analyses for wind, solar and transmission projects, conducted a study of the economic impacts of Duane Arnold Solar Phases I & II by using NREL’s Jobs and Economic Impacts (JEDI) PV Model (PV 12.23.16) and the latest IMPLAN multipliers. The JEDI PV Model is an input-output model that measures the spending patterns of location-specific economic structures that reflect expenditures supporting varying levels of employment, income, and output. Economic output is a measure reflecting the value of goods and services in a specific area, similar to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Earnings are wages, salary and benefits that result from a job. Numbers are estimated over first 30 years of the project across both phases.

**According to Strategic Economic Research, LLC, if you take into account the direct, indirect and induced jobs from this project, Duane Arnold Solar Phase I will create up to 265 jobs during construction and Duane Arnold Solar Phase II will create up to 800 jobs during construction.