FREMONT – Due to the first solar farm in Fremont selling out, and the overwhelming response from the community, the City of Fremont is planning a second farm.
The City of Fremont is working toward a grant to help fund the making of the second solar farm in Fremont. The grant would come from The Nebraska Environmental Trust, which Executive Assistant of Communications and Grants, Lottie Mitchell says made the most sense.
“We are members of the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance, and through them we apply for grants from The Nebraska Environmental Trust, which their goal is to reduce the amount of CO2 pollutions,” said Mitchell. “So applying for a solar farm through them makes sense. And so we’re hoping to be awarded approximately $300,000.”
The second farm is planned to be a one-megawatt farm, which is about 3,300 panels. Mitchell says if the interest grows, there is the potential to grow the farm. She adds there is already a wait-list made for the second farm, and many community members have already signed up.
“The interest has been just as overwhelming as the first solar farm,” said Mitchell. “Every day we have customers walk in and sign up on the waiting list. And we’re encouraging people to keep building that waiting list, so that when we’re ready to go with the second solar farm, we can call them and get them signed up.”
Anyone interested in signing up on the waiting list for the second solar farm can go to City Hall on the second floor, or call (402) 727-2630.