Nebraskans for Solar

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Helen Deffenbacher
Main Address:
5016 Parker Street
Omaha, NE 68104

What We Do

Nebraskans for Solar works with allied nonprofits and agencies, schools, businesses and individuals to advance renewable energy in our state and to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy to our local communities.

We sponsor two programs:

Green Watts for Good
We seek partnerships through our Green Watts for Good Program on solar projects as part of community development and revitalization, such as the recently-completed Seventy Five North project in the Highlander Neighborhood in North Omaha, as well as solar installations on Nebraska food pantries and homeless shelters, especially in areas impacted by flooding. This is a way nonprofits can reduce their energy bills, money they can use to support their programs and mission.

Nebraska Solar Schools
Nebraska Solar Schools’ Education & Development Program provides resources for K-12 teachers to facilitate integration of renewable energy education into their classrooms and after-school programs. Resources are also provided for those who want to install a photovoltaic (PV) system at their school.

Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3) Goal: $10,000 - to be used for our new Green Watts for Good project to install a solar energy system on Heartland Hope Mission's building at 2021 U Street to help reduce their energy bills for the next 25 years, money they can use for their programs. Individual contributions will be matched up to a total of $10,000. Please join us in building this project using code GT402 to contribute. Another way you can help is to donate a most-needed item to our drive on December 3rd. Please see "Events" for more information. Thank you from all of us at Nebraskans for Solar and Heartland Hope Mission!

Interesting Info

Nebraskans for Solar sponsors a series of educational events for all ages, including workshops, presentations and tours.
Our highest goal is to raise funds to install solar on Nebraska food pantries & homeless shelters to reduce their electricity bills for the next 25 years.
For our Giving Tuesday 24-Hours of Impact activity, we are sponsoring a drive to collect most-needed items for Heartland Hope Mission. See "Events' for details.

Give Shop® Wish List

We do not have any products on our Wish List, but others do! Please visit the Give Shop to help them.

Volunteer Opportunities

Grant Writer
Repeats every day until Tue Mar 31 2020.
Monday, January 27, 2020 (All day)
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Event Volunteers - various times/dates
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Monday, January 27, 2020 (All day)
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Upcoming Events

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