Mission & History
The Nebraska Solar Energy Society represents a group of people interested in studying and applying solar energy principles, as well as providing ongoing educational opportunities for its members and the public at large.
History of NSES
NSES began under the stewardship of Dr. Bing Chen in the late 1970s, and operated through the mid 1990s, when it disbanded due to lack of interest. Some of the highlights of its first run include the 1979 Nebraska Solar Access Law, a text on applied solar energy principles, The Path To Passive. Nebraska’s Solar Energy Primer, written by the Nebraska Solar Energy Associates, and on-going passive solar home tours through monthly meetings hosted at a different home each month. Throughout the time NSES was in operation numerous workshops were provided for the public, with on-going educational outreach in the schools.
The Solar Access Law was up-graded in 1996 to include wind access and is posted on the DSIRE website: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=NE01R&state=NE&CurrentPageID=1&RE=1&EE=1
The Path To Passive text may be downloaded from the Nebraska Energy Office website: http://www.neo.ne.gov/publications/pathtopassive.htm
Rita Corell, President
lightenup1 [at] cox [dot] net, (402) 551-5275
Michael Shonka, Vice-President
mshonka [at] qwest [dot] net, (402) 590-5900
Dr. Bing Chen, Secretary
bchen1 [at] unl [dot] edu