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Generous Donation Jumpstarts Our New Green Watts for Good Initiative!

We are happy to announce that two local philanthropists, who wish to remain anonymous, have generously donated $6,500 to our Green Watts for Good Fund, fulfilling our goal to install a 4-kilowatt PV system on a demonstration home!

Our goal now is to raise another $6,500 through our Green Watts for Good Campaign during Omaha Gives’ Sixth Annual Charitable Challenge!

Nebraskans for Solar is an all-volunteer organization, and so 100% of Omaha Gives contributions will go toward our major goal to establish a revolving account in an effort to provide clean, abundant green energy. We will partner with local nonprofits, like Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and others, not only to protect our environment, but also to save families money through solar systems.

Omaha Gives’ Sixth Annual 24-Hour Charitable Challenge presented by American National Bank is set for May 23, 2018. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes that make your donations go further.

There are three ways to give:

  • Schedule donations at Omaha Gives.Org by May 22, and they will be processed on May 23.
  • Make your donation on May 23 from 12:00 am through 12:00 am May 24.
  • Or do both!

Green Watts for Good Campaign
Many thanks to local solar energy enthusiasts who wrote testimonials!

Green Watts for Good Flyer
Please share widely with family and friends and help us spread the word!

Your support makes a difference.
Thank you from all of us at Nebraskans for Solar!

Zoltenko Farms Near Hardy, Nebraska Hosting Open House to Showcase New 1,164-Solar-Panel System

 Written by Amy Hadachek for The Fence Post

A boar stud operation on the Kansas/Nebraska border, which recently added a sophisticated geothermal (heating and cooling) system to keep boars at a consistently comfortable body temperature, has also recently completed a major installation of a solar energy system.

Zoltenko Farms near Hardy, Neb., which was founded just over 100 years ago in 1917, will showcase their new 1,164-solar paneled system to the community during their Solar Power Open House at the Zoltenko Farms site on April 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Click here for additional details. 

Photo by AB27 / Creative Commons

Amy Hadachek is a freelance writer who lives on a farm with her husband in north central Kansas and is also a meteorologist and storm chaser. She can be reached at: rotatingstorm2004@yahoo.com.

American AgCredit
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, specializing  in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California, Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico – as well as to capital markets customers throughout the country.

Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is also a part of the Farm Credit System, serving the financing needs of agricultural producers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Farm Credit System
The Farm Credit System is a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to farm and ranch operators across the United States. See a list of participating associations here.

RESOURCES OF POTENTIAL INTEREST

Crowdfunding campaigns give nonprofits access to solar power

By Kari Lydersen,  Energy News Network

Mission of Mary, a faith-based urban farming organization, creates oases of sustainability in economically struggling East Dayton neighborhoods, with five plots growing organic produce and bringing together neighbors in the Ohio city. The expanding organization is installing a geothermal heating system for its new headquarters. And using solar to power the renovated inner-city building would be a natural choice. But especially since it is a nonprofit that cannot take advantage of federal tax incentives, the price tag for solar had seemed too high. Now, however, Mission of Mary is on its way to going solar thanks to RE-volv, a national nonprofit organization that is enlisting “solar ambassadors” at colleges to raise money to put solar on nonprofits, and creating a revolving seed fund to buy solar for more nonprofits in the future.
Continue reading here.

Photo: Open Source Ecology

Morrissey Engineering takes diligent approach to “being green”

By Kevin Warneke, Omaha World-Herald

Morrissey Engineering takes sustainability seriously, said founding principal George
Morrissey . . .  “When we decided to build new in 2008, we knew that sustainability had to be featured throughout the building,” Morrissey said. The return on that investment came when the company earned platinum, or top, certification for its environmental performance from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read the entire article here.

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Jared Friesen, Renewable Energy Specialist and Electrical Project Manager at Morrissey Engineering, is a Nebraskans for Solar board member and the organization’s immediate past president.