Solar Powered Irrigation

The Solar Energy Industries Association hosts a fun website called My Solar Job, where Americans who work in the solar industry (currently over 100,000) can send photographs and brief descriptions of their work.

One of the more recent photographs is of Ron Rose, Energy Efficiency Consultant with NPPD, and Michael Shonka, owner of Solar Heat and Electric and a Nebraskans for Solar board member. It shows them installing the last panel on Nebraska’s first solar assisted center pivot irrigation system at the Beller family farm near Lindsay, Nebraska. Photo credit, Mike Beller:  http://mysolarjob.tumblr.com

Here’s the link to the story about the project, published in the Loup Power District’s Summer 2013 Newsletter:

www.loup.com/docs/HotTopic-SolarPowerIrrigation.pdf