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Mayors join call for more solar power

Special to the Norfolk Daily News





More than 200 mayors representing cities in every U.S. state have signed on to Environment America Research & Policy Center’s “Mayors for Solar Energy” letter, embracing a collective vision for solar-powered communities. Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning is one of two representing Nebraska, along with Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler . . . The number of signatures on the Mayors for Solar Energy letter has more than tripled since December 2017, and Environment America Research and Policy Center expects that number will continue to grow. Learn more here.

Environment America News Release: From sea to shining sea, mayors call for solar
Mayors For Solar Energy

Environment America Resources

Additional Opportunity Highlighted by Environment America
Apply for SolSmart designation and get technical assistance in improving your solar permitting process.


Lincoln, Nebraska is a
SolSmart Designee.




Lincoln Environmental Action Plan 2017 – 2018 (PDF)



Previously Posted NPPD News Release:
NPPD, Norfolk seeking grant for battery energy storage project. Funding for battery energy storage system (BESS) demonstration project is being sought by the Nebraska Public Power District and the City of Norfolk that would be tied to a proposed community solar project planned for that community in 2019.

How the SolSmart Solar Energy Program Helps Communities Go Solar

By Tina Casey, Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Until recent years, businesses seeking on site solar energy had to negotiate a thicket of regulatory glitches and permit issues for solar installations. Practically every solar buyer had to reinvent the wheel, leading to increased costs at the least, and insurmountable obstacles at the worst. Fortunately, those days are fading into memory as the solar market matures. In the latest sign that it’s getting easier to go solar, 200 US cities and counties — accounting for a population of almost 60 million people — have signed on to the SolSmart solar engagement program. Read more here.

SolSmart Website
SolSmart Designees
Lincoln, Nebraska is a SolSmart Designee, with the goal of achieving the highest level: Gold. See: Lincoln Environmental Action Plan (PDF)

These May 16 SolSmart webinars discuss the application process.

  • Webinar for Community-Based Application: 2pm Central TimeRegister here.
  • Webinar for the Organization-Based RFP: 3pm Central TimeRegister here.