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Nearly 300-kilowatt solar system in Lincoln nearing completion

Lincoln-based J-Tech Solar is on course to complete a nearly 300-kilowatt photovoltaic system, one of the largest privately owned solar projects in Nebraska. It’s located at 300 M Street in the Lincoln Haymarket, on top of what used to be the Meadow Gold Dairy Plant, now owned by Telesis Inc. The 940 solar panels are being installed on a total of eight rooftops.

J-Tech Solar collaborated with SWT Energy on the project, which was started on December 5, 2016. The company’s thirteen-member installation crew has worked closely with restoration contractors to integrate this system into existing and historical structures. Federal tax incentives, rebates from Lincoln Electric Systems and the steady rise in the cost of electricity were driving factors in the decision to complete such a large project. Also, the price of solar systems has decreased more than 62% since 2009. Source: J-Tech Solar 

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Media Release: 100kW solar panel system in Lincoln complete

LINCOLN, Neb. – GRNE Solutions, a Midwest-based renewable energy provider, announced it has completed one of the largest privately owned commercial solar panel systems in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. GRNE and its partner, landowner JAX Properties, will sell electricity produced by the system back to the local electric company. Located at 1900 Saltillo Rd., the new system is the latest development in an advancing solar scene in the Lincoln area. The company has created a new division to administer its solar energy resources: GRNE Solar. In 2016, the company installed roughly 340kW of renewable energy across Lincoln and the Midwest. The systems varied in size from 5kW residential systems to the new 100kW commercial system. Read the entire release here.

About GRNE Solutions
GRNE Solutions provides renewable energy for homes, commercial buildings and utilities through the use of photovoltaics and other renewable sources, including passive methods. GRNE’s patented Energy Column is a renewable energy system for generating self-sustaining electricity.

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LINCOLN’S CUSTOMER-OWNED GENERATION 
The latest GRNE Solar project stands out, in part, because although residential and community solar projects are significantly increasing in number throughout the state, especially in the last several months, there are only a few commercial solar projects developed, so far.

One contributing factor to the “advancing solar scene in the Lincoln area” in all sectors of the industry is Lincoln Electric System’s solar-friendly policy of providing installers and customers streamlined and time saving application processes and forms. There are two separate applications: one for projects up to 25 kilowatts and less and another for projects up to 100 kilowatts. Lincoln Electric System pays the full retail rate for excess power sent back to the grid. LES also offers the following incentives for solar photovoltaic installations to the commercial, industrial, residential, and federal government sectors:

Southern-facing fixed solar: $375/kW-DC of the solar system’s nameplate capacity
Western-facing fixed solar: $475/kW-DC of nameplate capacity
Single or dual tracking solar: $475/kW-DC of nameplate capacity

For example: Lincoln Electric System provided Dual Dynamics an incentive for the company’s south-facing system in the amount of $9,300 ($375 x 24.8kW) as a capacity payment, as soon as the project was commissioned. (See Solar Examples).

Resource listing all Nebraska programs and incentives
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)