Sponsored by Nebraskans for Solar
Hosted by Robert Byrnes, Owner of Nebraska Renewable Energy
Systems and The Winnebago Tribe’s Sustainability Coordinator
When: August 11, 2018 from 11am to 3pm, or for as long as you want to stay.
Where: We’ll meet at the Winnebago Solar Farm at 11am for a tour, discussion,
Q&A and lunch–and then visit more sites.
Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems, the Winnebago Community, and Ho-Chunk Inc, the tribe’s award-winning economic corporation, are developing one of the largest renewable energy infrastructures in the state. They’ve installed solar arrays at 14 sites.
In addition to the solar farm at the north end of the community, shown in the above photo, solar sites also include the Tribal Pow Wow Grounds, Winnebago Senior Center, and the Senior Housing Complex in Ho-Chunk Village. The development also includes wind turbine replacement for Little Priest Tribal College.
Please bring your lunch and lawn chairs. Nebraskans for Solar will provide a
variety of cold drinks and desserts. Carpoolers will get an extra dessert.
Directions: From Omaha, 77N or 75N through Winnebago and turn off (left) into parking lot for Pony Express/Titan Motors on the north side of town. Solar Farm is on north side of commercial spaces and there is parking in the field.
Questions? Contact tour organizers Helen and Ken Deffenbacher and Rita Corell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Winnebago Community’s Renewable Energy Development A Part of Overall Mission,
by Sam Burrish, Communications Manager, Ho-Chunk, Inc.
- Nebraska tribe becomes a solar power leader on the Plains, by Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network