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Many thanks to our Green Watts for Good supporters during Omaha Gives!

Forty-two contributors generously donated $3,172 to our Green Watts for Good Fundraising Campaign! At midnight that put us halfway to our goal of raising sufficient funds for a second 4-kilowatt (4000 watts) photovoltaic (PV) system!

Additional Contributions

  • A generous donation today of $1,000 from the Nebraska Solar Energy Society brings the total amount raised toward the second PV system to $4,172!
  • NFS also has received pledges from two Nebraska solar energy businesses to donate solar panels for Green Watts for Good projects!

Next Steps 

  • We will use all Green Watts for Good donations to date to leverage matching contributions from local foundations, businesses and individual philanthropists.
  • We will also work with our partnering nonprofit to finalize plans to install the first 4-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system on an Omaha home using the generous donation to our Green Watts for Good Fund made by two local philanthropists on Earth Day.
  • Organize a “barn-raising” type effort to install the PV system. NFS board members, who include three solar professionals and four with rooftop solar, and other volunteers will “raise” the solar panels, which come with a manufacturer’s warranty to last 25 years.
  • Celebrate.

Nebraskans for Solar is an all-volunteer nonprofit, and so 100% of all donations go to support our Green Watts for Good Initiative.

Our long-term goal is to create a revolving loan fund to enable homeowners to purchase PV systems and to save money over many years.

If your ecology or sustainability club, faith group, foundation, business or other organization would like to sponsor a solar system for a family in your community, please send us an email: nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com

Thank you from all of us at Nebraskans for Solar!

Photo: Washington State Habitat for Humanity volunteers celebrating a job well done.

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