Grand Island invests in renewable energy with first solar project

Luchsinger said the solar project is the first step. Just as the city has invested in wind farms, Nebraska utilities are moving towards solar.

“They're moving away from coal, which there's a lot of coal generation in Nebraska. They're moving to natural gas and renewable energies and I think Grand Island needs to be positioned in the future to do that too,” he said.

A growing number of consumers are concerned about their carbon footprint.