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.