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Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual Bellevue / Omaha Solar Tour!

In addition to Bellevue and Omaha, solar enthusiasts came from Bennington, Elkhorn, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, York, Council Bluffs and Iowa City to attend the first-ever nationally-sponsored solar tour in our region. The event was part of the 2018 National Solar Tour organized by the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors.

Thank you to local tour hosts Don Preister, shown in the above photo with his backyard solar array, and Eric Williams, the Wetherby family, City Sprouts, Exist Green and OPPD. The tour was sponsored by Nebraska Sierra Club, Green Bellevue and Nebraskans for Solar.

Photo Credit: KETV


UMN Morris To Take Part In First Statewide Solar Congress

By Jennie Ray, University of Minnesota Morris News

What: Minnesota Solar Congress
Who: Solar United Neighbors, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Minnesota Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside, University of Minnesota Morris, Clean Energy Resource Teams, Sustainable Farming Association – Western Chapter
When: Saturday, July 21, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: University of Minnesota West Central Research & Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329, Morris, Minnesota 56267

The University of Minnesota Morris will take part in the first annual Minnesota Solar Congress on Saturday, July 21. Hosted by Solar United Neighbors, the Congress is a free daylong event filled with educational and social opportunities for solar enthusiasts. Open to the public. 
Click here for additional details. 



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