Nebraska is a State Rich
with Natural Resources, Sun, Wind, and Timber
Our agricultural industries produce plant and animal matter. These resources are considered renewable because each of these sources is replenished by a natural process, making them essentially inexhaustible. These resources can be harnessed to produce energy in a useable form to power our homes, fuel our vehicles, and operate our businesses. Energy obtained from these sources is renewable energy. The beauty of renewable energy is all people can produce, utilize and consume renewable energy. The Nebraska Renewable Energy Association (NeREA) is committed to providing knowledge, education and experience to people who want to make renewable energy a part of their future.
The Nebraska Renewable Energy Association (NeREA) will seek to provide the information, resources and training needed to assist the individual Nebraskan in decisions regarding renewable energy and their personal energy future. The NeREA will serve the citizens of this state in development of all aspects of renewable energy.
Biofuels are fuels made from renewable organic matter. This matter usually consists of plants or animal residues. Nebraska has vast plant and animal residue resources which can be converted into biofuels, such as ethanol, biodiesel, and methane.
Solar energy is harnessed from the light of the sun and can be converted into heat and electricity. Sunlight is captured using either concentrating photovoltaic (PV) collectors or flat plate PV collectors.
Wind energy is the fastest growing power technology in the world. Nebraska is ranked sixth in the nation for largest wind energy potential, and is one of four states with land most suitable for wind energy development.