City receives gold designation for solar energy – The Daily Nonpareil
Solar panels are installed on the roof of Patricia Slatin’s Council Bluffs home. Slatin said she hasn’t had an electric bill (besides the required fees) since panels were installed at her home. “Even in January and February, the panels provide more electricity than the house needs,” she said. “The extra output goes to the MidAmerican grid and helps to supply other houses’ electric needs, and I’m happy to do this.” The City of Council Bluffs recently received a Gold designation from the National SolSmart program by making solar energy more available to the community.