FREMONT – Due to the first solar farm in Fremont selling out, and the overwhelming response from the community, the City of Fremont is planning a second farm. The City of Fremont is working toward a grant to help fund the making of the second solar farm in Fremont. The grant would come from The Nebraska Environmental Trust, which Executive Assistant of Communications and Grants, Lottie Mitchell says made the most sense. Read more here.
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A north-central Minnesota solar nonprofit is creating a community solar garden for low income residents of a Native American reservation that it believes could become a national model. The 200 kilowatt community solar garden will be built by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance for low income residents living in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. It would serve from 100 to 150 families. The nonprofit plans to build the solar garden using money from a $500,000 state grant and then donate it to the tribe. Click to continue reading.
Photo of Jason Edens, Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. Credit: Tom Kelly / Creative Commons
Solar Racine is an upcoming group purchase of photovoltaic installations for homeowners and businesses. The initiative, a program of the energy committee of Greening Greater Racine, is modeled on similar programs in Seattle, Portland and Milwaukee. Click to continue reading.
Photo by Gregory Shaver / The Journal Times. Tom Rutkowski is shown with the solar photovoltaic panels on the south side of his garage. The 4.4-kilowatt system that was installed two years ago produces on average about 85 percent of his electricity for his house and Chevy Volt electric car. Rutkowski is part of the Greening Greater Racine energy committee that has started an effort called Solar Racine.