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SEIA RECAP: “Million Solar Strong” Video

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s screening of the award-winning documentary, “Catching the Sun,” and to the Creighton University students who led the excellent discussion afterwards. The event was part of the nationwide celebration, “Million Solar Strong,” sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).


SEIA has created a brief video to recap #MillionSolarStrong. “Today, there are 1 million solar installations in the U.S. However, the next million is just two years away. We are #MillionSolarStrong and growing!” Click the link or the image above to view the video.

Tim Burke


Please join us again at UNO’s Community Engagement Center on June 8th at 7 p.m. when our speaker will be OPPD President and CEO Tim Burke. We’ll meet in Combined Rooms 201/205/209.



“The economic potential of solar” – A New “Catching the Sun” Review

Click image to view trailer.

Click image to view trailer.

By Sarah Haas, Boulder Weekly

In many ways, solar is already a winning story, but Catching the Sun highlights the often-overlooked economic and social justice solutions offered by the industry. The documentary is also a call to action, for Americans and policy-makers alike, to find the audacity to deploy solar technology, especially on the local level. Read the entire review here.

Nebraskans for Solar Hosting a Free Screening of “Catching the Sun.”

Omaha Solar Energy Tour

Nebraskans for Solar would like to thank everyone who braved the cold and wind to attend yesterday’s solar tour, as well as the following speakers who kindly took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us at the different sites:

Dr. Michael Cherney at Creighton University; Lee and Scott Bowen, Signs and Shapes International; Crystal Rhoades and Michael Shonka, Metropolitan Community College; Blake Johnson, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha; and Ken Engle, a homeowner who has installed his own large solar and small wind energy systems.

We also thank the following renewable energy advocacy groups for co-sponsoring the event with Nebraskans for Solar: Bold Nebraska, Clean Energy Omaha, Douglas County Farmers Union, Green Bellevue, Guardians of the Good Life, Missouri Valley Group of the Sierra Club, Nebraska 350.Org, Nebraska Solar Energy Society, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Omaha Biofuels Cooperative, and Transition Omaha.

At the tour we learned about new solar installations that have been completed recently and about others that will soon be installed. These will provide a great start for a second solar tour next spring!

As our organization receives funding from one or more foundations we’ve applied to under the fiscal sponsorship of the Omaha Community Foundation, as well as additional grants we’ll qualify for when we receive our own 501(c)3, we look forward to continuing to work with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and many other local nonprofit groups. Working together we can reduce poverty in Nebraska, create jobs for our solar trainees, educate school age youth and the general public about solar and other sources of renewable energy, and benefit local economies and the environment.

Nebraskans for Solar Board member, David Corbin, took photographs of the tour, which can be viewed here: www.flickr.com/photos/27026236@N07/sets/72157636989178785/