Nebraska Public Power Groups Oppose Solar Gardens Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for consumers to use solar power to provide electricity to their homes.

The Legislature's Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday heard a bill by Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill that would allow residents to join a community solar garden in exchange for a credit on their electric bills.

Solar gardens allow people to benefit from solar panels set up on the roof of a building or in an empty field, rather than spending money to install solar panels at home. The power generated by a community garden would contribute to the electricity already provided by a utility company to area residents.

The Nebraska Power Association, Lincoln Electric System and other public power groups opposed the legislation.


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