We hope you are enjoying these last remaining days of spring! We’ve provided information, below, about a new project we’re developing and our Solar Watch Parties. As always, thank you for all that you are doing to advance renewable energy in Nebraska, and we hope to see you soon at one or more of our summer events!
NEW NFS PROJECT
We are currently putting together a new online resource, “Solar Examples,” for our website and Facebook page. If you’ve installed solar on your home, business, or nonprofit and would like to help us put together this resource, please send a brief description (one paragraph is sufficient), one or more photos, and any news stories or other online links about the project.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Home
This will be a work-in-progress that we’ll begin posting on our website & Facebook page soon. The primary focus will be on the projects themselves rather than on the installer or developer. News stories and other links may include this information, however. Please email a brief description of your solar installation and photos to Helen Deffenbacher: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have our first dozen or so examples up very soon. Thank you for your help!
SOLAR WATCH PARTIES
As announced at our last workshop on May 14th, we’re planning fun and educational watch parties this summer in collaboration with solar professionals and DIY installers in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, and other communities. Our goal is to have at least one watch party at a solar-powered farm or winery.
Hyde Memorial Observatory in Lincoln
The purpose of these parties is to demonstrate that going solar is not as complicated as some may think. Everyone interested will be invited to bring lawn chairs to watch an installation, for as long as you care to stay, and to learn, firsthand, the steps involved in going solar. Children, with the suggested ages of 8 and older, are invited as well, but they must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent.
Pastries from Two Birds Bakery as well as a list of additional solar installations, with addresses and maps, from our “Solar Examples” will also be available for self-guided tours. Watch our website calendar and Facebook page for an announcement of our first Solar Watch Party.