Posted: September 24, 2010 in GREEN, Helping Hands Events, Secrets, Table Of Contents, TECH



Oct. 2 – 8:30 am – UNO GREEN Home EXPO and Homecoming Events ~ Meet at UNO South Campus Mammal Hall 6708 Pine St. OMAHA ~ Bus TOUR 1-4p

Oct.8 – 5:30-7:30p – Pizza Shoppe 6056 Maple Street, Omaha (Benson)

Oct. 9/10 – 9-4p and 9-noon Sunday ~ Conference Lectures at Peter Kiewit Institute on the South Campus of UNO, 1110 S 67th St.

Oct. 10 – 12:30p Pizza Shoppe Solar Install Demo

Solar Energy Tour Includes Stop at Creighton University

Omaha – The Nebraska Solar Energy Society will host a Nebraska solar tour in conjunction with the National Solar Tour, sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, on Saturday, October 2nd.

The Omaha tour will take place from 1–4 PM, with the bus tour starting at the new Mammal Hall, South University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, 6708 Pine Street.  The new Mammal Hall is the site of the Green Home Tour with the Green Omaha Coalition, with events starting at 830 AM at Mammal Hall.  The Nebraska Solar Energy Society will have a display booth set up at the Green Expo, part of the Green Home Tour’s day of festivities.

The sign up for the bus tour will occur through the morning at Mammal Hall, with a first come first serve basis for seating on the bus for the solar tour, starting at 1 PM. The bus and tour is free and open to the public, with approximate home tour times listed on the NSES website: <>

On the Omaha tour, sites for the tour include two homes with solar energy design features, and the new installation at Creighton University.  The two homes will be first on the tour, with a special talk given by Dr. Michael Cherney, who facilitated the funding and design of the 1.4 million dollar renewable energy installation across three sites on the Creighton University Campus.

A brief talk on the program at Creighton will be given by Dr. Cherney at the Hixson-Lied Center, room 59-G, main level.

The tour allows the public to see energy efficient building designs and energy generation firsthand, and to meet owners to ask questions about their home, see the Creighton University’s renewable energy installations and learn about the new energy technology program, beginning in the fall of 2011.  More information on the tour is available at <; , and on the national ASES website, <>   You may also call Rita Corell for more information: 402-551-5275.

October 8–10 Warm Air Solar Collector Lecture, Workshop, and Installation Party

The Nebraska Solar Energy Society (NSES), in conjunction with the Peter Kiewit Institute, South Campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Pizza Shoppe, Benson, will host a “How To Make Your Own Warm Air Solar Collector” lecture, workshop, and installation at the Pizza Shoppe on Sunday afternoon.

October 8th: Open Public Lecture
The Weekend begins Friday Evening with a free public lecture at the Pizza Shoppe in Benson, 6056 Maple Street, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  The public is invited to come eat and listen to a talk about hot thermal solar collectors by Michael Shonka, solar instructor at Metropolitan Community College.

October 9-10th: How To Make Your Own Warm Air Solar Collector Workshop
Saturday and Sunday will be the “How To Make Your Own Warm Air Collector” at the Peter Kiewit Institute on the South Campus of UNO, 1110 S 67th St.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.   The workshop includes a presentation on different warm air solar collector designs for the DIYer, and hands on time building, with installation on Sunday afternoon. The workshop is being taught by Michael Shonka, solar instructor for Metropolitan Community College.

Costs for the workshop (which includes a one-year NSES membership):
Adults:  $65 non-members, $50 members
Students:  $40 non-members, $30 members, with partial scholarships available for high school students.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday: 9AM – 4PM, at Peter Kiewit Institute
Sunday: 9AM – 12PM, at Peter Kiewit Institute
12:30PM meet at the Pizza Shoppe, 6056 Maple St, brief lecture and installation of the solar collector on the roof.

October 10th:  10.10.10 event, Solar Collector Installation
This is an open public event, and will follow the collector-making workshop with panel installation on the Pizza Shoppe’s roof beginning at 12:30 PM.  People are invited to have lunch and watch the installation of the solar collector on the roof of the Pizza Shoppe via webcam. The solar collector is part of the restaurant’s effort to lower its CO2 footprint and show of support for the international 10/10/10 day of celebrating climate solutions.  The event is listed on the <>  website.

More Information: <>
Workshop registration: <;  Brice Miller, 402-650-6782


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