Lincoln-based J-Tech Solar is on course to complete a nearly 300-kilowatt photovoltaic system, one of the largest privately owned solar projects in Nebraska. It’s located at 300 M Street in the Lincoln Haymarket, on top of what used to be the Meadow Gold Dairy Plant, now owned by Telesis Inc. The 940 solar panels are being installed on a total of eight rooftops.
J-Tech Solar collaborated with SWT Energy on the project, which was started on December 5, 2016. The company’s thirteen-member installation crew has worked closely with restoration contractors to integrate this system into existing and historical structures. Federal tax incentives, rebates from Lincoln Electric Systems and the steady rise in the cost of electricity were driving factors in the decision to complete such a large project. Also, the price of solar systems has decreased more than 62% since 2009. Source: J-Tech Solar
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