By Matt Olberding, Lincoln Journal Star
A solar power project being proposed east of Lincoln would be more than five times larger than all solar installations operating in the state combined. Ranger Power wants to build a 230-megawatt solar farm on more than 1,000 acres of land generally east of 134th Street between O Street and Havelock Avenue.
Colin Snow, the development manager for the local project, said the company “took an early interest” in the site east of Lincoln largely because of the fact that it is close to a Lincoln Electric System substation and is close to the “major load stations” of Lincoln and Omaha. Read more here.
Photo: OPPD’s 5-megawatt community-scale solar project under construction by NextEra Energy Resources. Credit: OPPD
Previously Posted Article By Matt Olberding
NextEra looking into potential solar farm in northeast Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star
At a possible 423 megawatts, it would be the largest solar project not only in Nebraska but also in the Midwest.
NextEra Also In The News Here
- Northeast wind energy program receives training equipment, Norfolk Daily News
- NextEra reaches record development in Q2, PV Magazine
[From] 2021-2022, the company plans to have solar development overtake wind development. This is a huge prediction for any power company, let alone one of the most prolific wind developers in the country.