Solar Array at the Hurstville Interpretive Center

Posted:10/28/2020 Jackson

The Hurstville Interpretive Center is going solar!


Sealed proposals will be accepted between February 13 - March 12, 2021 for the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) array for the Hurstville Interpretive Center located at 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa.

Solar RFP for Hurstville Center (pdf)


Our Solar Array:

- will help reduce operating costs for the Hurstville Center, thereby reducing county tax dollars used for building operations.
- will provide a renewable energy source for the building, which meets our mission as a conservation agency
- will educate visitors about solar technology and renewable energy with an information kiosk adjacent to the solar array

Jackson County Conservation & Friends of Jackson County Conservation have teamed up to make this happen in 2021.  

Check out this video to learn more about our solar project: Journey to the Sun, a virtual solar event

- Friends of JCC is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible
- Donations in the amount of $100 can have an engraved 4"x8" brick and donations of $200 or more can have an engraved 8"x8" brick. Bricks will be laid around an information kiosk adjacent to the solar array.
- Sponsor a Solar Panel for $500 to personally help offset about 25,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. Solar Panel Donors will be recognized on a donor sign on the information kiosk adjacent to the solar array. 

Donations can be sent to Friends of Jackson County Conservation, 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 or make your donation Online

For those making a donation of $100 or more, please visit this website to personalize your brick.