Dundee neighborhood virtual solar tour

The Missouri Valley Group Sierra Club and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) hosted the National Solar Tour in Omaha on October 7 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you missed the walking/biking tour, you can take a virtual tour here. Thanks to all of those who shared their solar arrays.

Now is the time to take advantage of federal tax rebates and/or OPPD’s solar incentive. Solar energy helps to be more energy independent and to save money on your electric bill. It also serves to reduce pollution and to help the grid during hot summer days. Two of the four OPPD Greener Together grants are funding solar energy at Habitat for Humanity and No More Empty Pots.

Dundee Bank and Exist Green

Exist Green and Dundee Bank

DCG and Heartland Bikes

Heartland Bike Share Station and Dundee Community Garden

Three residentual solar arrays

Three residential rooftop solar projects

Two residential solars

Two more rooftop residential solar arrays


Organized by the Missouri Valley Group Sierra Club





More Virtual Tours in Omaha

Here is the URL to an article in The Reader about other solar projects in Omaha: http://bit.ly/Omahasolar

Creighton University

Graves Hall

24 kW solar PV / 70 kW (equivalent) solar thermal – ELM Virtu-Hot (900 gallon storage tank) – 2023

Creighton is the first in the country to deploy ELM Virtu-Hot solar hot water heating. It heats water to 120C and they are about 3 times more effective at CO2 savings.

Solar will produce approximately 35,000 kWh/year and solar thermal will produce approximately 237,000 BTU/hr (storing 860,000 BTU)

Creighton Solar
CU solar thermal

Solar thermal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Lozier Giant ScreenTheater, rooftop 75.6 kW, – August 2022,  Morrissey Engineering, provides one-third of the building’s energy needs.

Omaha Zoo

North Skyfari, 12 kW, 2017, Morrissey Engineering - produces power and provides shade.

Skyfari solar

North Skyfari, 12kW, 2017 Morressey Engineering, produces power and provides shade.


Contact Stephanie Huettner for more information: stephanieh@omahazoo.com

NU’s Sustainable Small House

Will be an  ADA Compliant, Water Self Sufficient, electrical and water NET ZERO home with high efficiency HVAC/DHW systems that has been moved to the new UNO ball fields that will meet future energy standards by using the heat of 16 birthday candles to keep inhabitants warm.

Small house
Sustainable house