Former Iowa Hawkeye football great Tim Dwight returned to Kinnick Stadium yesterday to propose that the University of Iowa invest in solar energy to power the campus. He was joined by State Senator Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids and Kimberly Dickey, President, of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association as well as UI students Andrew Woronowicz and Allison Kindig.
The proposal calls for 1,240 kilowatts of solar electric power to be installed at the UI in 2013 which would cut approximately $100,000 in current electricity costs annually.
State Senator Rob Hogg said he would introduce legislation next year to finance the three million dollar UI project. “Solar power works to create jobs, reduce energy costs, and meet our obligations to the environment and future generations,” said Hogg. “Let’s turn solar power into Hawkeye power.”