Written by Lynn Hartzell, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor,
Contributor, Lincoln Journal Star Lifestyle Magazine
I have to admit, there was a time in my life when I heard someone talking about Alternative Energy and I would roll my eyes. I had had a long career at a local public power company working in the power plants that produce energy with coal, diesel fuel and natural gas. They all worked pretty well, and I saw no reason to mess with success. But in 2015, my wife and I did some investigating and found that the price of solar power for residential use was coming down quickly and made financial sense. Continue reading here.
Links to Solar & Small Wind Energy Incentives & Nebraska Energy Office Loans
Federal Investment Tax Credit for solar systems and small wind turbines: 30% to December 31, 2019. Small wind: 100 kilowatts or less. Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
- Nebraska Incentives: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
- Iowa Incentives: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
- Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit (ITC)
- Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
- Nebraska Energy Office’s Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
Additionally, LES customers may qualify for a one-time capacity payment of up to $1,000 per kilowatt of peak demand reduced. The total amount customers can receive is determined by the system size and primary direction the system is facing, for example:
- Southern facing fixed-photovoltaic solar – the unit’s nameplate DC capacity (kW) x $375.
- Western facing or single or dualaxis tracking fixed-photovoltaic solar – the unit’s nameplate DC capacity (kW) x $475.
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