Nebraska Solar Schools Update
Today we are resuming our project of offering NEED Solar Energy Kits to schools throughout Nebraska. With the remaining funds in our Nebraska Environmental Trust and Facebook grants, along with additional money Nebraskans for Solar has committed to the project, we are able to continue partnering with K-12 schools in our state to advance renewable energy literacy in the 2021-2022 academic year. The solar kits are shipped by UPS from the NEED Project headquarters in Manassas, Virginia. Click here to learn more about the project.

To request a kit for your school, click the following link to download and complete a one-page document: Free NEED Solar Kit Request Form
Cool Congregations
Across the country, people of faith are making changes in their homes and places of worship to prevent global warming through Interfaith Power & Light's Cool Congregations program. The stewardship program helps congregations reduce the carbon footprint of their facilities and engages their members in reducing their carbon footprint at home. Click here for more.
More News & Resources
In each newsletter we feature a question and answer about renewable energy and related issues. Please send your questions to
Q: We are moving from Omaha to Lincoln and would like to learn more about Lincoln Electric System’s rebate for solar systems. Where can we find that information?
A: LES has put together a two-page brochure that includes a brief description about the incentive: Customer-Owned Renewable Generation

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 dual axis tracking fixed photovoltaic solar - the unit’s nameplate DC capacity (kW) x $475.
Renewable Energy Jobs & Resources
Google Search
An additional search strategy is to check for jobs listings on the websites of solar and wind energy companies that have installed renewable energy projects in Nebraska.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Resources
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Thank you for all you are doing to advance renewable energy in our state!