The donated equipment, popular in the 1970s and ‘80s, will help the Winnebago tribe save on heating costs.
A federal grant is helping the farming entrepreneur devise a shading system for cattle that incorporate solar panels.
The plans, marketed as community solar, have seen warm reception in Nebraska and in Missouri, where one project is “78% oversubscribed.”
Extreme weather this spring hasn’t prompted members of the Nebraska Public Power District board to consider a speedier shift from fossil fuels.
Positioning wind turbines to minimize wind wake interference with other turbines could boost overall output and revenue.