Under Dr. Baruth’s direction, students from his Energy Innovation course conducted a comprehensive energy study of No More Empty Pots’ building over the past academic year. The students recently shared a recorded presentation with No More Empty Pots and Nebraskans for Solar that includes several options for reducing electricity through improved energy management and solar energy, along with each proposal’s estimated cost.
Additionally, Nebraskans for Solar’s Energy Conservation Projects Coordinator, Louis Lester, analyzed No More Empty Pots’ electricity bills and demand charges and has recommended ways they can be reduced.
During a meeting with Nancy Williams, she asked about the possibility of using land No More Empty Pots owns for a solar project. Nebraskans for Solar board members discussed the ways in which a larger project of this kind potentially could be financed and developed in collaboration with OPPD. A larger solar project, for which there isn’t sufficient room on their roof, would substantially move No More Empty Pots toward their net-zero goal.
Both sets of information gathered by Creighton University and Nebraskans for Solar will help No More Empty Pots to make an informed decision on a plan as we discuss, evaluate and explore each proposed option together. Stay tuned! We will provide regular updates to you as our work progresses.