This webpage provides information on solar arrays that generate electricity for Johnson County government facilities. If you are considering a solar array project in the county's unincorporated area, please visit Building Services for the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System guidelines and checklist. If you would like to learn about the 2021 solar group buy for adding solar to your own home, business or farm, visit Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties.
In 2015, Johnson County was the first county in Iowa to enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for solar photovoltaic arrays to power some of its buildings. Since then, the County has entered into additional PPAs and made several outright purchases of solar arrays.
You can see the real-time solar energy production, as well as past data, by clicking on the links below--PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 10 SECONDS FOR THE PORTAL TO LOAD. Four of the six arrays are Power Purchase Agreements, and two are outright purchases, the Ambulance Service and Medical Examiner Facility and the GuideLink Center.
Secondary Roads fleet maintenance building and wash bay (ground-mounted array): 2015
Secondary Roads shop (ground-mounted array): 2015
Administration building (ground-mounted array): 2016
Health and Human Services building (roof-top array): 2016
Ambulance Service and Medical Examiner facility (roof-mounted and trellis array): 2017
GuideLink Center (roof-top) 144 kW: 2021
Portal link to Guidelink array (please allow 10 to 15 seconds for the page to load).
Our project story: Learn how the County decided to add solar and enter into PPAs.