WELCOME TO NEBRASKANS FOR SOLAR!
Nebraskans for Solar is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to work with other statewide nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, businesses and individuals to create greater access to solar energy for all. Our primary focus areas:
- Solar power for affordable housing.
- Nebraska Solar Schools. Visit the website to learn more: nebraskasolarschools.org
- Community Solar Development. Our nonprofit is one of many renewable energy advocacy groups in Nebraska that support community solar as well as rooftop solar development in our state. Community solar has other names, including shared renewables, solar farms, and solar gardens.
- “Going Solar” Information. This is available at all our events.
- Educational Workshops, Panel Presentations & Tours
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Photo: Nebraska’s first community solar project in Central City. Credit: Developer Cliff Mesner
SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES – NEBRASKA’S MAJOR UTILITIES
Entering the term “solar energy” into the search boxes of our major utilities results in numerous resources / links:
- SolSmart is a no-cost technical assistance program for local governments designed to drive greater solar deployment and help make it possible for even more American homes and businesses to access affordable and renewable solar energy to meet their electricity needs. SolSmart supports the goals of the SunShot Initiative to make it faster, cheaper, and easier to go solar.
- The Solar Foundation administers the Solar Training Network, a national program focused on growing and strengthening the U.S. solar workforce. If you are a solar employer or training provider interested in joining the Solar Training Network, visit: SolarTrainingUSA.org.
- The Community College Gap Assistance Program offers financial aid to community college students taking non-credit courses that could lead to jobs in high-need fields. Eligible fields include renewable energy. Qualifying applicants are low-income students who would not be eligible for federal financial aid because, although they’re enrolled in college, they are not enrolled in courses for credit that lead directly to a degree. More information is posted here.