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The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is currently set to expire December 31, 2016. The nonprofit Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has created an online form for solar advocates to send letters of support to their senators for the federal tax credit and to let Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-ORE) know of its importance to homeowners and businesses. Click HERE to learn more.
About our organization
Nebraskans for Solar was incorporated as a public interest, nonprofit organization in August 2012. Between December 2012 and June 2014 we were a fiscally sponsored project of the Omaha Community Foundation. In June 2014 the IRS awarded Nebraskans for Solar status as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. We are a completely volunteer organization, and so 100% of all contributions support our solar programs.
Our mission is to create access to solar energy for low-income residents in Nebraska and to develop a statewide Solar Schools Program. We also sponsor or co-sponsor an ongoing series of educational workshops.
Nebraskans for Solar is one of approximately 30 organizations participating in the City of Omaha’s innovative and holistic Prospect Village Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which includes 80 different programs in all.
In addition to Nebraskans for Solar, participating organizations in the Nebraska Solar Schools program include: K-12 science teachers and division directors; university and community college energy science professors and instructors; government leaders; and representatives from all three major utility companies.
The Nebraska Solar Schools’ primary focus areas are to develop a K-12 Solar Schools Curriculum that meets state science requirements and utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach and, secondly, to create grants and solar projects databases as companions to the curriculum. If you would like to learn more about our programs, please email us at: email@example.com.
Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha installed this solar hot water system (equivalent to a 3-kW photovoltaic system or twelve 250-watt solar panels) on a South Omaha Habitat for Humanity home in August 2014. This was one of four demonstration houses in our Solar for Low-Income Families Program, from which we’ve developed our Solar Trainee & Mentorship Program.
Photo collage of the 2013 Omaha solar tour. Click the photo to enlarge.