By Tammy Real-McKeighan, Fremont Tribune
Nebraskans for Solar and the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children are partnering on a solar energy endeavor. This venture will allow the children’s home to join the City of Fremont’s Community Solar Program.
Nebraskans for Solar’s Green Watts for Good Program has provided a $5,000 grant to the Masonic Home. The Masonic Home has provided an equal match of $5,000 to purchase 50 solar panels in Fremont’s Community Solar Program. The panels will be purchased from the City of Fremont Department of Utilities. This purchase will provide enough solar energy to cover 50% of the electricity consumed in the Leonard A. Johnson 4-H Barn.
A presentation and open house will start at 1 p.m. Thursday in the main office of the Masonic Home at 2415 N. Main St. – the second building on the right. Read more here.
More About The Project
Nebraskans for Solar Board Member Leo Arens is the Lead Coordinator for the Fremont project in partnership with the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children and the City of Fremont Department of Utilities. This is our seventh Green Watts for Good project. Leo will represent Nebraskans for Solar at tomorrow’s presentation and open house.
5 Ways You Can Get Involved in Local Green Watts for Good Projects
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fremont solar project and find more ways to join in on our Green Watts for Good Program, click here.
Take a virtual tour of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, including the 4-H Barn and the Technology Center. The Center’s 4-H technology projects consist of welding, electrical, robotics, wind generation, aquaponics, carpentry, wood working, and mechanics. Nebraskans for Solar board members have gifted a NEED Solar Energy Kit for Grades 9-12, “Exploring Photovoltaics,” for the Technology Center, and so 4-H’ers will have the additional choice of solar technology projects.
Above Right Photo: The Technology Center’s Robotics Classroom
Top Photos: Aerial View of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children
At the Leonard A. Johnson 4-H Barn – From left: Ron Giesselmann, Executive Director of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, Nebraskans for Solar Board Members Helen Deffenbacher, Ken Deffenbacher, and Leo Arens. Photographer: Lottie Michell, City of Fremont Department of Utilities.