With projects popping up across Nebraska, future of solar power brightens

Monday, September 26, 2016

On an old gravel parking lot on the north edge of town, a pioneer in rural economic development is trying to show how solar energy could reduce electric bills.

Mounted on four rows of steel racks, 8½ feet high and covering an area the size of a football field, shiny black panels of photovoltaic cells soak up the afternoon sun.

In the center, an array of meters and junction boxes hum away, documenting a flow of electricity that can power about 32 homes.

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Category: Environment

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