By Colin Larson, Fremont Tribune
For area residents who might want to learn more about the local solar program, the Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund (NCEF) is hosting a tour of both the Fremont Solar Farm and Lon D. Wright Power Plant on Tuesday, June 5 at 4 p.m. The walking tour is free to attend and will include 40-minute presentations focused on both the Fremont Solar Farm and Lon D. Wright Power Plant. The Solar Farm portion of the tour will feature a presentation from Jeff Berggren, GenPro Energy Solutions Nebraska Project Manager. Read more here.
Photo Courtesy of Troy Schaben, Assistant City Administrator of the Fremont Department of Utilities: Fremont’s First Solar Farm
FREMONT SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY SOLAR
When asked in an email if local schools may participate in Fremont’s Community Solar Program, Mr. Schaben replied, “While they did not participate in this phase of the solar farm, they were eligible to participate.”
More About Fremont’s Community Solar Development
- Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Webinar: Avoiding the Growing Pains of Community Solar
- Fremont moves forward on second solar farm due to high demand, Fremont Tribune
- SEPA Case Study – Selling Out 1.55 MW of Community Solar in 7 Weeks: Inside the City of Fremont, Nebraska’s Community Solar Program
- How did a small Nebraska town sell out of 1.55 MW of community solar in 7 weeks? YouTube Video by Smart Electric Power Alliance
- Solar farm becomes reality in 2017, Fremont Tribune
- Utilities take note: Next generation utility-led community solar is emerging, Utility Dive
- Nebraska town can’t get enough of community solar: Smart program design drives sold-out project, Smart Electric Power Alliance
About the Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund (NCEF)
The Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund (NCEF) works to build a conservation movement that transcends ideological and political boundaries, and that is led by a broad coalition of Nebraskans who aim to protect our natural resources and ensure that we have a just, secure, and prosperous future. Working as a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NCEF educates the public, media and elected officials about important conservation issues, works to increase public participation in the democratic process and mobilizes a diverse network of people to engage in public policy.