Solar Electric

Solar panels play a big role in producing renewable energy at Luther.

Luther is a perfect example of how colleges and universities can help drive America's clean energy economy and win the jobs of the future. I congratulate Luther and its students on completing Iowa's largest photovoltaic solar array – powering your campus with clean, renewable energy for years to come.

—U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu

Luther College Solar PV Arrays

According to, “the amount of solar energy that hits the surface of the earth in one hour is greater than the total amount of energy that the entire human population requires in a year.” Luther utilizes this vast resource to power portions of our campus with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. In the future, we may also install solar systems to heat water for various purposes on campus.

Did You Know?

Luther is a solar leader in Iowa. Further, Luther ranks third among all private colleges in the nation when it comes to solar PV.

This new facility on your a giant step in the right direction as we work to become more energy independent and make use the many great energy resources we have here in the great state of Iowa.

—Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa