Update: Fremont Council talks Municipal Code, Costco and Community Solar Farm

By Sam Pimper, Fremont Tribune

First National Bank Fremont is providing financing for the Community Solar Farm, and all shares of the farm have officially been sold, City Administrator Brian Newton said during Tuesday’s meeting. Newton said that he is working on acquiring an additional 1,500 panels because the demand has been so great from [the Fremont Department of Utilities] customers. Ten to 15 people are signing up for slots in the farm daily, he added. “The plan is to take it from around 1 megawatt, which is 3,382 panels, to near 5,000 panels, which is about 1 1/2 megawatts,” he said. “So that is really good news.” Read the entire news story here.

Photo: 300-kilowatt photovoltaic system installed by J-Tech Solar on top of the former Meadow Gold Dairy House at Seventh and M Streets in Lincoln’s historic Haymarket. The business complex is now owned by Telesis, Inc. With 940 solar panels, the array is one of the largest privately-owned solar projects in Nebraska. Credit: Nicholas Bergin / Lincoln Journal Star