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Solar Energy Generation (Utility–Scale) in Nebraska

According to a sun index developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data provided by NREL's Renewable Resource Data Center, Nebraska is ranked thirteenth in the nation with the greatest energy potential from solar power. Nebraska has operational solar panels with a total capacity of 52.4 kilowatts. The panels are located on three sites:

For more information, see Operational Electric Generating Units.

Solar Energy Generation in Nebraska
2002 – 2011

Year
Company
Location
Capacity
(kW)
Jan
(kWh)
Feb
(kWh)
Mar
(kWh)
Apr
(kWh)
May
(kWh)
Jun
(kWh)
Jul
(kWh)
Aug
(kWh)
Sep
(kWh)
Oct
(kWh)
Nov
(kWh)
Dec
(kWh)
Annual
Total
(kWh)
2002
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2002 Total NA
2003
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 309 161 249 308 256 265 276 195 210 2,229
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2003 Total NA
2004
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 275 232 254 277 232 270 239 227 278 293 226 213 3,016
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2004 Total NA
2005
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 140 207 271 254 292 256 287 270 280 287 234 200 2,978
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2005 Total NA
2006
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 241 262 239 255 270 266 278 256 165 89 236 205 2,762
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2006 Total NA
2007
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 214 202 261 279 251 182 154 189 280 278 251 205 2,745
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2007 Total NA
2008
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 259 254 281 246 252 259 264 288 265 277 193 206 3,044
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2008 Total NA
2009
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 236 254 281 254 266 237 252 281 246 157 216 112 2,792
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2009 Total NA
2010
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 181.00 202.00 215.00 248.00 244.00 245.00 251.00 294.00 239.00 308.00 242.00 166.00 2,835.00
Nebraska Public Power District
Norfolk Operations Center 45.6 18.20 6,685.41 5,493.75 3,736.41 2,469.10 18,402.87
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2010 Total NA
2011
Hyde Memorial Observatory/Lincoln Electric System
Observatory 2.0 208.00 237.00 228.00 124.00 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Nebraska Public Power District
Norfolk Operations Center 45.6 2,744.30 6,136.70 6,197.90 6,375.10 8,607.70 9,105.00 8,714.10 8,479.49 8,629.62 6,694.71 3,261.00 2,983.00 77,928.62
Omaha Public Power District
Elk Service Center 4.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2011 Total NA

Sources: Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, NE. Lincoln Electric System, Lincoln, NE. Nebraska Public Power District, Norfolk, NE. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: NA = Not Available.

This table was updated on January 27, 2012.
Typically, there is one year between updates.