Focus groups provide direction on solar energy

By Irene North, Scottsbluff Star Herald

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) aimed to on learn the thoughts of its customers and gather input on a proposed solar project during focus groups held in Scottsbluff and Kearney this week.

Key Takeaways from NPPD Focus groups:

  • Scottsbluff could be the site of a community solar project, ideally positioned to get the biggest benefit from the sun.
  • Homeowners and renters are eligible for the program. A pilot project in Scottsbluff would involve 20 homes.
  • More education is needed on solar energy, terminology.
  • Solar energy to be one aspect of “diverse portfolio.” NPPD hopes to have project operating by January 2017.

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