Iowa Solar Association offers support following Moxie Solar closure

The Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA) is referring Iowans to companies in its member directory after the closure of Moxie Solar left clients without a reliable solar company.

ISETA says its network of companies can help complete projects left unfinished due to Moxie Solar’s closure. Moxie Solar was not a member of ISETA, according to a press release.

“Solar energy has been a success story in Iowa as many homeowners, farmers and businesses have leveraged the power of the sun to control their energy costs for more than a decade,” said Lewis Butler, president of ISETA, in a statement. “ISETA is committed to ensuring Iowans have a trusted resource for their solar journey and will work to ensure the actions of a few bad actors do not hurt consumer confidence in the economic opportunity of solar.”

Moxie Solar, a former North Liberty-based solar company, went out of business on Dec. 2, as reported by the Press-Citizen. The company — once a CBJ fastest-growing company with operations across the country — has faced lawsuits, lost its Better Business Bureau accreditation and struggled to cope with supply chain-related problems and inflation.

Additionally, ISETA created a consumer protection page to help Iowans spot and avoid solar scams. The page helps Iowans do their due diligence before signing a solar contract like considering contract terms, solar financing, who owns the panels and policies impacting installations on the local, state and federal level.

All of Iowa’s 99 counties have seen solar development, spurring more than $337 million in local investment.

Iowans can file a consumer complaint with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office on their website.