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Green Watts for Good Announcements
June 25, 2020: Another Green Watts for Good Project Completed. An Invitation to All Nebraska Nonprofits 
May 26, 2020: No More Empty Pots Update – Our Next Steps

Nebraska Solar Schools Announcement
March 23, 2020: New Nebraska Solar Schools Education Project Funded By A 2020 Facebook Community Action Grant

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May 13, 2020 Newsletter: https://conta.cc/2YYGIRD
March 1, 2020 Newsletter: https://conta.cc/3alY25t
February 11, 2020 Newsletter: https://conta.cc/38iDomf
February 5, 2020 Newsletter: https://conta.cc/3botjq2
January 12, 2020 Announcement: https://conta.cc/2R85NnP

About Nebraskans for Solar 

Nebraskans for Solar (NFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in January 2012. We work with allied nonprofits and agencies, schools, businesses and individuals to advance renewable energy in our state and to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy to our local communities.

We Sponsor Two Programs:

Green Watts for Good

We seek partnerships through our Green Watts for Good Program on solar projects as part of community development and revitalization, such as the PV installation in collaboration with the Seventy Five North Revitalization Corporation on a home in the Highlander Neighborhood in North Omaha. 

We also seek to partner on photovoltaic projects with Nebraska food pantries, homeless shelters, children’s homes and other nonprofit organizations that focus on food and housing security in our communities. Current partnering nonprofits include No More Empty Pots in North Omaha, Heartland Hope Mission in South Omaha, and the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont. Learn more about our Green Watts for Good projects here.

Nebraska Solar Schools

Our Solar Energy Education & Development Program provides resources for K-12 teachers to facilitate integration of renewable energy education into their classrooms or after-school STEM programs. Resources are also provided for those who want to install a photovoltaic (PV) system at their schools. www.nebraskasolarschools.org 

Our General Focus Areas Include:

  • Green Energy
    We support and provide information and resources on all types of green energy, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, energy efficiency and energy conservation.
  • Education
    We provide news and resources for all ages at our events, on our websites and Facebook Page and through our electronic newsletters. We sponsor, or co-sponsor with allied organizations, an ongoing series of free educational events for all ages, including workshops, presentations and solar tours. In addition to all forms of green energy, topics of interest include community economic development through renewable energy projects, green energy jobs, electric vehicles, carbon sequestration through regenerative farming, decarbonization, climate action by all ages and its environmental and economic benefits for communities everywhere.

Nebraskans for Solar Board of Directors 

Ken Deffenbacher, President & Treasurer
Leo Arens, President-Elect
Syed Ali, Past President
Helen Deffenbacher, NFS Executive Director, Nebraska Solar Schools Facilitator, Grants Writer
Louis Lester, Grants Writer/Administrator, Energy Conservation Projects Coordinator
Brenda Moscovits
Donnis Arens
Logan Smith
Max Markuson DiPrince

David Corbin, Former Nebraskans for Solar Board of Directors Member, Facebook Editor