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Solar Co-op Workshop on “Solar Gardens”

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:31pm
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First Unitarian Church Of Omaha
3114 Harney St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Price: It's Free (sweet!)

UNO business student and Solar Co-Op founding member Brice Miller has been working with Joy Hughes, founder of Solar Gardens.Org on the steps involved in developing a solar gardens business model for Nebraska communities.
Joy Hughes is the CEO of Solar Gardens Institute in Westminster, CO. She has helped communities across the country start solar projects which makes solar energy accessible to anyone with a utility bill.  She has experience assisting local groups in organizing, developing, and managing community-owned solar energy projects. She will discuss how libraries and schools, places of worship, non-profit organizations, utility companies, community gardens, farms and other businesses can all benefit from solar gardens.
She will bring her wealth of knowledge to help us evolve a plan that works best for the Omaha community. 
Joy will also help our “Solar Co-op Group”develop our much larger vision of working with communities throughout Nebraska the Midwest to start similar projects.
Our co-op would build a large solar array and members of our community could purchase part of the array.
The co-op would work with OPPD to integrate the array production into their billing system to credit the part-owners.
There are other ways these projects have been set up, but that is the basic idea.

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