Solar Group Buy Roundtable Discussion: Creating a Model for Nebraska Communities

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rooms 201 & 205
6400 University Dr S
Omaha, NE 68132


Discussion Facilitators 

Green Bellevue President Don Preister, who installed a ground–mounted solar system at his Bellevue home last December, and Ken and Helen Deffenbacher, who are having a PV system and the ConnectDER installed at their 90-year-old home., The agenda will include a brief PowerPoint, followed by the discussion and, small breakout groups led by solar installers and solar ambassadors, people who have installed solar and have volunteered to help educate others about the technology and its benefits..

Those Who Have Said They Will Attend Include

  • Solar Ambassadors.
  • People from Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln, Fremont, Ashland and other communities who want to learn more.
  • Representatives from Omaha-area nonprofits.
  • Representatives from nonprofits in other Nebraska communities.
  • Omaha-area solar installers.
  • Solar installers from other Nebraska communities.
  • OPPD representatives.
  • Experts on solar incentives, rebates, and depreciation deductions for business owners who purchase solar equipment.
  • ConnectDER experts who will explain how to install it and what it does.

Discussion Topics Will Include

  • What is a Solar Group Buy?
  • Example in a neighboring state.
  • Who should participate?
  • 3 main types of solar group buys.
  • “Solarize” or “Solar Group Buy”?
  • Benefits for installers.
  • Benefits for homeowners, businesses & nnnprofits.
  • The ConnectDER – “Plug and Play” Solar.
  • Solar incentives, rebates and depreciation deductions.
  • Battery storage & the 30% federal tax credit.
  • DIY site assessment.
  • Installation options.
  • Solar Group Buy Campaign Options.
  • So how much will it cost?
  • Why solar group buy discounts make sense.
  • Proposed Solar Group Buy Basics.
  • “I’m Interested” Form.

Every attendee will receive a packet that will include information on all the topics we will discuss. Included, too, will be one “I’m Interested” form you can give or send to a solar installer to request a free site assessment and custom project plan. Additional forms will be available for those who want more than one consultation.

Refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center. Just let the kiosk attendant know you’re there for the Nebraskans for Solar and Green Bellevue event.. Please join us and contribute to the discussion!