National Solar Tour
Hosted by the American Solar Energy Society,
Solar United Neighbors & Generation180

RSVP and get access to all the virtual solar tours, as well as the full slate of webinars and other activities. Look for an email when the National Solar Tour opens Monday, September 28th!
Monday: Electric Vehicles
Tuesday: Solar Homeowner Day
Wednesday: Solar Businesses
Thursday: Solar Schools
Friday: Community Building through Solar
Saturday & Sunday: Virtual Solar Tours
Are you installing solar for your home or business?
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Tour Lexington's Solar Farm
Conservation Nebraska invites you to a virtual tour of Lexington's Solar Farm on October 2nd at 1 pm. Jeff Berggren with GenPro Energy Solutions will provide the tour and discuss how the farm works and how Lexington uses the power from one of the largest solar farms in Nebraska. Register Here
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"Solar Land Lease Considerations For Landowners"
October 9, 2020 – 11 am to 1 pm
 
The seminar will focus on landowners’ considerations related to leasing land for utility scale solar development. Farmers, landowners, and their families have much to consider when considering long term land leases. This webinar will give an overview of solar development and touch on major issues to consider when negotiating a solar lease agreement.  Open to the public. Farmers, landowners, and their families in areas with potential solar development should attend. Register Here
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Free Wind Energy Workshop & Kits 
The NEED Project is hosting a virtual wind energy workshops on October 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. The event is free for K-12 Nebraska teachers and STEM educators. Also free for participants: a hands-on wind education kit for your school. 
Click the following link for more information and to register.
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Free Solar Energy Kits
Nebraska Solar Schools is a Nebraskans for Solar program that has its own website. Through grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Facebook Foundation, our nonprofit is able to provide free NEED Solar Energy Kits to K-12 Nebraska schools.

Curriculum materials are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards. The kits will remain available until April 30, 2021, or for as long as quantities last. NEED Solar Kit Request Form
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REAP Seeks Applications for Grants & Loans 
The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) seeks applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects. Deadline: November 2, 2020

Questions? Contact USDA State Energy Coordinator Jeff Carpenter
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Energy Resources For New Farmers & Ranchers
The USDA is sponsoring the development of a new series of extension materials designed specifically with new farmers in mind. Energy Answers for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher utilizes farm energy experts from university extension programs across the country, including Nebraska Extension. The project's collection of short videos includes What is it like to apply for farm energy incentive programs like REAP?
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SolSmart Designees
Since 2016, SolSmart has provided free, in-depth technical assistance to hundreds of local governments nationwide and has awarded over 370 cities, towns, counties, and regional organizations with SolSmart designations for their solar achievements. Lincoln, Nebraska is a SolSmart Gold Designee. If you are interested in your community becoming a SolSmart Designee:
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Featured Solar Installation

Weddle & Sons Roofing is a certified Tesla Solar Roof installer in Nebraska, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha
Recommended Reading: Installing A Tesla Solar Roof
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Thank you for all you are doing to advance renewable energy in our state!