Solar is South Sioux City’s latest investment in renewables

By Ty Rushing, Sioux City Journal

SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Lance Hedquist sees a bright future for renewable energy in South Sioux City. The latest shining example of the northeast Nebraska town’s increasing effort to reduce its carbon footprint is a 21-acre solar park south of the city alongside C Avenue comprised of more than 1,200 solar panels. “We started up operation in January of this year,” Hedquist, the longtime city administrator, said . . . The city is working with the South Sioux City Community Schools system to also make the solar park a learning opportunity for the system’s 3,850 students. Interestingly enough, we are also putting in monitors in all of our school systems, so grade school kids or high school kids can see how much is being produced at any given time,” Hedquist said. Click here to continue reading.

Photo: An aerial view of the 21-acre solar array in South Sioux City, which now provides 5 percent of the Northeast Nebraska city’s electricity. Credit: Becca Feauto, Pulse Marketing

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