By Brody Hilgencamp, Bellevue Leader / Omaha World-Herald
Sharon Rea has been president of Green Bellevue for eight months, and she uses an apt metaphor to describe the organization she has been tapped to lead and the people who founded it. “The seeds that they planted — literally — everything is carrying forward,” she said.
The rain gardens and recycling are big deals, leaders said, but the pièce de résistance would be the group’s next grand plan: a solar farm in the Bellevue area. The group hopes to work with Omaha Public Power District to make it happen. “I see us putting a lot of effort to that initiative in the next few months,” Rea said. “We’re determined.” Read more here.
Photo by Brody Hilgenkamp: Ruth Richter, left, Sharon Rea and Don Preister
Bellevue’s Proposed Landfill Solar Project – Previously Posted
- Creighton University Technology Students Complete Community Solar Feasibility Study, Nebraskans for Solar
- Old landfill eyed as solar farm, Bellevue Leader
- Students tie solar farm to Offutt needs, Omaha World-Herald
Given solar energy’s substantial price declines over the past several years since Bellevue’s landfill solar project was first proposed, it would be good to see an up-to-date analysis of the project’s levelized costs over a twenty-year power purchase agreement.
Bellevue/Sarpy County & Omaha Participating in The National Solar Tour
The National Solar Tour is the largest annual grassroots
renewable energy event in the nation.
The following local, second-annual solar tours are free and open to the public – everyone is welcome to attend. Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – these events are for you.
- National Solar Tour Event – Omaha, October 5, 2019, 11 am to 2 pm. RSVP HERE.
- National Solar Tour Event – Bellevue/Sarpy County, October 6, 2019, 11 am to 2 pm. RSVP HERE.
Local Solar Tour Sponsors: Green Bellevue, Nebraska Sierra Club, Nebraskans for Solar