Monday, November 4, 2013

Nebraska - Solar gardens: a way to share the cost of renewable energy

A panhandle leader in renewable energy thinks Nebraska should better utilize its solar power capabilities to provide electricity to consumers.

Owner of Nebraska Wind and Solar Larry Cooper says the state ranks 13th in the nation for potential solar production.  Yet only half a percent of the energy produced in Nebraska is, in fact, solar.

But that could change if Nebraska would allow residents to join a community solar garden, similar to a co-op in exchange for credit on their electric bills.

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