Free Webinar – How New Net Metering Rules Change Solar Savings: A State by State Review
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsored content for Aurora Solar Inc. by Utility Dive’s Brand Studio

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a vital role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the U.S. However, as more solar has been installed, many electric utilities have introduced changes to their NEM programs, reducing the value of distributed solar.

In this webinar, we will share the findings of a study that analyzed over 45 million scenarios to determine how these revised NEM policies impact solar customers’ savings across the U.S.

Webinar participants also will learn:

  • How specific utility billing approaches affect the finances of a solar installation
  • How solar savings are changing under new nationwide NEM policies
  • Best practices to maximize solar savings for residential customers under different NEM policies
  • Advantages of using software tools to calculate bills using the new rules



Andrew Gong
Research Engineer,
Aurora Solar


Chris Warren
Contributing Editor,
Utility Dive’s Brand Studio



American Solar Energy Society Webinar: Learn All About Hosting a Local Tour During the 2019 National Solar Tour
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more than two decades, the American Solar Energy Society has organized and delivered the largest grassroots solar event in the U.S., the National Solar Tour.

Join Carly Cipolla and Carly Rixham of the American Solar Energy Society, and Carra Cheslin of Solar United Neighbors, as they review the process for hosting a Local Solar Tour in your area!

A local solar tour is a series of solar open houses; tours may be guided or self-guided. A solar open house is an informal meet and greet to for community members who are interested in solar to visit a solar-powered home or business, talk with the solar owner about the process of going solar, and connect with other solar supporters in their community.

The National Solar Tour takes place in cities and towns across the country. The Tour opens doors to thousands of participants in locations nationwide. Many local tours are held in October during Energy Awareness Month. The official dates are October 5-6, but a tour can be held on any of the surrounding weekends!

Visit for information about this year’s National Solar Tour.


The Southeast Common Ground Team Presents: Green Is Red, White & Blue @ Morton James Public Library
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Think electric vehicles are only for environmentalists? Think again! Come learn about the benefits of hybrid vehicles for businesses, individuals, and the economy from HP Singh. HP Singh founded EVolution Advisory in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is an innovator for the people working to install more hybrid vehicle charging stations across Nebraska. He is full of knowledge you will want to hear!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Register here.

Urban Abbey Issues Café: OPPD’s Programs & Policies
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Conservation Nebraska Event: Community Solar Town Hall @ Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Conservation Nebraska for a presentation on community solar with featured speaker Brian Newton, City Administrator of Fremont, Nebraska, who will discuss what community solar is, how it has benefited Fremont, and how it will benefit Norfolk!

This event is FREE and open to the public.


CESA Webinar: EVs and the Electricity System
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


What is the trajectory for the market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and what does it mean for the electrical grid? How can EVs be best integrated into the grid so that they increase system reliability and reduce emissions? What would be the impacts on the grid of different scenarios for EV charging?

This webinar will explore these questions with presenters:

  • Matteo Muratori, Engineer, Integrated Transportation and Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Chris Nelder, Manager, EV Grid Integration, Rocky Mountain Institute

The webinar will be hosted by Warren Leon, CESA Executive Director


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Southeast Common Ground Team Event: Solar Showcase with Lincoln Resident Branden Barber
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wondering what it takes to get solar panels on your home? Join Common Ground and Lincoln resident Branden Barber to learn about his experience installing solar panels! Branden’s address will be announced closer to the event date.

This event is free & open to the public, and in particular, people interested in installing solar panels on their homes.

Register here.

Solar Design and Installation Hands-On Workshop: Nebraska Extension & Dixon Power Systems @ Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

Registration Due by July 8th.
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For questions contact: John Hay || (402) 472-0408


2019 LES Sustainable Living Festival @ The Railyard
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


LES’ signature summer event is back! The ninth-annual Sustainable Living Festival brings us together with community partners in downtown Lincoln to deliver an interactive, family-friendly event.

You and your family will discover easy ways to take care of our environment from local experts.

More information coming soon!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not at all.

Does it cost anything to attend?

Nope! It’s free.

Learn more and register here.

Organized by USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Community – Green Schools Roundtable 2019: Barriers and Solutions @ Carol Joy Holling Center
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm


This is a great time to gather among your peers to get in a green schools state of mind for the 2019-20 school year. Attendees will learn how to engage their schools in all things green including gardens and outdoor learning, energy, water, recycling & composting, environmental quality, curriculum and more! In addition to our large group discussion that has served us well in the past, this year we are adding some break out sessions to dive further into those specific topics of interest.

Teachers, administrators, facilities managers, local businesses and nonprofits, community leaders, and green school advocates welcome. This will be an excellent opportunity to collect ideas and hear how your peers are working to incorporate sustainability initiatives across buildings and in the classroom.This is an opportunity to learn from each other, gather ideas for the upcoming school year, create new collaborations, and remember there are others working as hard as you to grow green schools. You are the experts, let’s learn together!

Also new this year – we have the opportunity to tour a local composting facility that is working with schools, Hillside Solutions, at 8:30 am. If you would like to attend the tour in addition to the Roundtable, please be sure to accept that option in registration. There will be no additional charge. We encourage carpooling, so please plan ahead!

Light lunch and refreshments provided. Registration: $10. Please be prepared to answer a brief attendance survey to prepare for the conversation, registration should take 2-3 minutes of your time.

Register here.

USGBC NFC Green Schools Roundtable Planning Committee:
Brittney Albin, Lincoln Public Schools | Mike Kros, DLR Group | Hanna Pinneo, Nebraska Forest Service