City of Des Moines Ground Solar Array — Des Moines, Iowa

Solar Project Information:

The City of Des Moines repurposed a retired landfill by installing a ground solar array in April 2024. The ballasted ground array was designed to not disturb the landfill’s soil cap. The project received a 30% Federal Solar Direct Payment for non-taxable entities and may qualify for an additional 10% community bonus direct payment.

Project Details

  • 99 solar panels
  • System size: 38.6kW

Financial Information

  • 30% federal solar direct pay for non-taxable entities