Cedar Falls Utility

Project Brief:

More than 1,200 Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) customers have invested in a new 1.5 MW dc community solar project near Prairie Lakes Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, RER Energy Group (RER) and partner company Sunvestment Energy Group (SEG) provided project development, project management and financing for this unique community solar array.

From its inception, the CFU Simple Solar community solar initiative was met with enthusiasm from CFU customers. The solar unit price was decreased from $399 to $270 thanks to economies of scale. Customers who purchased units will receive a monthly credit on their CFU electric bills for 20 years based on the output from the solar panels, and all of the energy from the solar project will be used within the community.

“We are proud to help provide a community asset to the people of Cedar Falls that will not only provide savings benefits for the next few decades but also create a cleaner environment for the entire community,” said Jim Kurtz, president of RER Energy Group.



  • A short video explaining this multi megawatt community solar farm can be viewed here
  • RER Energy Group Featured on Iowa Public Radio for Largest Community Solar Project in Iowa. Listen Here (iowapublicradio.org)
  • RER’s Nearly 2 MW Community Solar Project Featured in the Stratton Report – Full article (strattonreport.com)




  • System Size: 1.9 MW DC
  • Hanwha 300 Watt Modules
  • Solectria Inverters
  • Sunlink Large Scale GMS Racking