The City of Norfolk’s 8.5MW solar array with 1MW battery storage is a community solar project for Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Nebraska’s largest solar project and NPPD’s first battery storage project led by an all-women development team. NPPD entered a 30-year agreement with N Solar for the project solar to be constructed on land at the city’s well field. The project is also part of NPPD’s SunWise program which helps incentivize community solar throughout the state of Nebraska.
The project will incorporate on-site pollinator habitats to support the local ecosystem and local pollinator populations, like bees.
The Norfolk community solar + storage project is part of NPPD’s SunWise program, a community solar initiative where customers who sign up to obtain a share will receive an electricity bill credit. The credit allows customers to benefit from solar without the upfront cost of building a solar system on their property.
Local Scholarships and Education
Sol Systems and our counterparties partnered with Northeast Community College’s (NECC) Electrical Construction and Control Program to give students internship experience by working alongside project operators and partners to gain onsite and practical solar experience once the project is operational. Sol Systems is also contributing three scholarships to students in the program to cover one year of tuition.