Nebraskans for Solar Presentation – Lincoln’s Capitol Beach Community Solar Project: A Showcase Model for Nebraska
February 13, 2019 – 7 pm
UNO’s Community Engagement Center – Rooms 230/231
6400 University Drive South – Near the Durham Bell Tower
Presenters: Terry Wittler & Jeff Buhrman, Capitol Beach LLC
Michael Shonka, Solar Heat & Electric
Click here to view a Google Earth image of the solar project.
When Terry Wittler & Jeff Buhrman came up with the idea of building a 50-kilowatt community solar project on a lot owned by their neighborhood association, they soon learned it wasn’t going to be a simple undertaking. Project collaborator Michael Shonka will join them to discuss the challenges they encountered and how they addressed each one. Their lessons learned provide a model for anyone interested in proposing the same idea to other Power Districts. A Q&A will follow their presentation.
NFS will hold another book drawing for ten copies of the Solar Electricity Handbook – 2019 Edition , by Michael Boxwell
The Solar Electricity Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems. Now in its thirteenth edition, the 2019 Edition assumes no previous knowledge of solar electric systems. The book explains how photovoltaic panels work and how they can be used. It provides a step by step guide to
successfully design and install a photovoltaic solar system from scratch.
Guest parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center. Enter through the parking booth, which is staffed with an attendant until 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. parking is also available in adjacent lots. All Nebraskans for Solar events are open to the public.