Focus groups provide direction on solar energy

Photo Illustrating a 100-kilowatt community solar project

Photo Illustrating a 100-kilowatt community solar project

By Irene North, Scottsbluff Star Herald

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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