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Solar Energy in Nebraska

Solar Panels in Nebraska

There are currently at least 17 solar panel installations throughout the state of Nebraska right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Nebraska

The average monthly solar radiation level in Nebraska's capital city, Lincoln, of 4.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Nebraska values listed here are based on the capital, Lincoln.

Solar Radiation in Nebraska

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Nebraska solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Nebraska values listed here are based on the capital, Lincoln.

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Solar Installs in Nebraska

Solar Panel Installations in Nebraska

A look at solar installs in Nebraska. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in NE vs. the cumulative install total of rest of NE counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Nebraska

There are currently at least 17 solar panel installations throughout the state of Nebraska right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Nebraska
    • Douglas County: 4 solar installs
    • Lancaster County: 3 solar installs
    • Madison County: 1 solar installs
    • Dixon County: 1 solar installs
    • Cheyenne County: 1 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 7 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Nebraska

Nebraska Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Nebraska averaged 12.58 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Nebraska Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Nebraska averaged $17.29 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was about 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [3]

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More about Nebraska

About Nebraska

Nebraska ranks 37th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 1,826,341. [4]

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Solar Energy in NE

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Nebraska, or for additional solar-related resources in NE, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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