Nebraska Solar Schools, a Nebraskans for Solar program, has launched a new pilot project made possible by a Nebraska Environmental Trust grant: 100 NEED Solar Energy Kits for 100 Nebraska Schools. So far, schools in the following communities have requested the free NEED (National Energy Education Development) Solar Energy Kits: Ainsworth, Ashland-Greenwood, Bellevue, Gothenburg, Lincoln, Omaha, and Sargent. These kits have been sent via UPS. Nebraska school administrators, teachers, and after-school program directors are invited to apply for a kit.
To learn more and download the one-page form, Request A Solar Kit, please visit: www.nebraskasolarschools.org.
Nebraska Solar Schools Awarded $31,250, Rapid City Journal
What happens when schools go solar? Stanford Earth Matters Magazine
By Kerri Rempp, The Chadron Record – Rapid City Journal
This map shows two possible plots of land where a community solar farm could be installed.
After a year of studying the issue, the Chadron City Council could decide soon if the city should take the next step to seriously consider a community solar project. Council members were given an update and recommendation from the committee researching the possibility Monday.
Nebraska Public Power District alerted Chadron to the opportunity for a community solar project in October 2017, and because there seemed to be a positive response to the idea, a committee was formed to study the feasibility of such a project in January last year.
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Draft Document: Questions & Answers: SunWise Community Solar Program, City of Chadron and NPPD
NPPD’s SunWise Program
If you are an NPPD customer who lives in another town or city and would like to learn more about developing a SunWise project in your community, click here to submit the SunWise Community Solar Interest Form to NPPD.
By Kerri Rempp, Rapid City Journal
Chadron could become the next community in the state to implement a community solar program if it can generate enough interest and locate land for the project that fits within its budgetary constraints. The council discussed the idea with Terry Rajewich of the Nebraska Public Power District Monday . . . More than 150 homes are included on a list presented to NPPD as potential community solar customers. “That is phenomenal,” Rajewich said, who later added that she handles more inquiries about solar energy from Chadron than anywhere else in her service area. Read more here.
Photo: The City of Chadron is exploring the idea of a community solar farm like this one.