Panel discussions will focus on the importance of renewable energy in our communities and the challenges and benefits of electric vehicles on the grid.

Exhibitors will be available from 10am – 2pm. Experts will be on hand to explain the basics of solar technology and answer questions about preparing your home for solar, costs and savings involved, battery storage, types of solar energy systems, and how to get started. Attendees can see examples of small-scale, off-grid solar projects and take a virtual Green Home Tour of local solar installations.

The Powerful Attraction of Communities with Solar and Electrified Transportation - 9-11:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Anne McCollister, Director - Nebraska Community Energy Alliance

Air Quality – The Environmental Perspective

Mark Brohman, Director - Nebraska Environmental Trust

Our Research Shows the Benefits are Real

Dr. Moe Alahmad - NCEA Research Team Leader

Panel Discussion: Why Our Communities Want Advanced Technologies that Save Energy, Reduce Pollution and Cut Costs (9-10:30 a.m.)

Stan Clouse - Mayor of Kearney, Nebraska; Lance Hedquist - City Administrator of South Sioux City; Brian Newton - City Administrator of Fremont; Kevin Connot - School Board Member, Allen Consolidated Schools. Moderated by Tim Hemsath, AIA. Vice-Chair, NCEA. Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fellow, UNO's Center for Urban Sustainability.

Panel Discussion: Our Approach to Electrified Transportation: Challenges and Benefits of EV's on the Grid (10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Dave Rich - Sustainable Energy Manager, Nebraska Public Power District; Troy Via - Director of Energy Markets and Trading, Omaha Public Power District; Andrew Ross - Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations, Nebraska Municipal Power Pool; Moderated by Anne McCollister, Director NCEA.

Talk to the Experts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Exhibitors will be available to give demonstrations and offer expert advice.

  • American Energy Advisors
  • ● Home Performance Testing
  • ○ Thermal Imaging Camera
  • ○ Blower Door Test
  • Prairie Homes, Inc.
  • ● New Construction
  • ○ Geothermal and Energy Star
  • Thrasher
  • ● Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair
  • ChargePoint
  • ● Home Electric Vehicle Charger
  • OPPD
  • ● EV’s and Distributed Energy Resources ConnectDER Device
  • Nebraska Ethanol Board
  • ● Ethanol

Solar 101: Learn the basics of solar technology and how it can work for you!

  • Transduction Technologies
  • ● Learn the basics of solar technology and how it can work for you!
  • ○ Preparing your home for solar
  • ○ What size system do I need?
  • ○ How much will it cost?
  • ○ How much will I save?
  • ○ Are there incentives and tax credits available?
  • ○ How do I get started?
  • Nebraskans for Solar & GOC
  • ● See displays and demos of a residential grid-tie system
  • ● See examples of small off-grid solar projects
  • ● See a video and a slide show of all types of local solar installations

On Display Outside     Parking Lot W (across from the East Parking garage)

  • The SmartFlower
    Fully integrated, plug-and-play solar system
    Interconnected Systems, Inc.
  • Solar Demonstration Trailer
    Solar Heat and Electric
  • Chevy Bolt
    DuTeau Chevrolet




Nebraska Ethanol Board

Transduction Technologies

Solar Heat and Electric

Nebraskans for Solar

American Energy Advisors

Prairie Homes, Inc


Green Omaha Coalition

DuTeau Chevrolet

Nebraska Community Energy Alliance

UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Interconnection Systems, Inc.

More information:, 402-444-1263

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