The array would cover up to 150 acres of city property, including Lunken Airport, and help power things like the police department and City Hall. City officials hope to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035. Read more here.
Teams of 10–12 students will travel to different sites in California and Colorado, where they will spend a week learning about solar array design, installing rooftop residential systems, and meeting with solar industry employers. Most participating students have taken solar or sustainability courses and tentatively expect to join the clean energy industry upon graduation.
South Sioux City senior code official Kent Zimmerman demonstrates the electric-car charging station in front of City Hall. The northeast Nebraska city has four electric cars, part of its push to use more renewable energy. Photo by Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal
Editorial Board, Sioux City Journal
Citizens should appreciate efforts by city government in South Sioux City, Neb., to, through a creative and diversified energy strategy, save them money by reducing their electricity costs, support the state’s important renewable energy industry and protect the environment.