Category Archives: Energy

Invenergy brings wind energy, jobs to Grand Island.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Work on the Prairie Breeze III Wind Energy Center will bring wind power and 90 jobs to Grand Island during construction. It is owned by Invenergy. The City of Grand Island has signed a long-term agreement to purchase approximately 3 ...

LI-COR flips on new lighting technology in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. — LI-COR, a leader in light sensor technology for more than 40 years, has launched a light measurement tool for use in a number of applications. The company has launched a redesigned pyranometer, quantum sensor, photometric sensor, and lin ...

Aventine Renewable Energy expands operations.

AURORA, Neb. — Aventine Renewable Energy has installed its third corn-oil separation system in Aurora to expand its dry-milling capabilities. The $4.4 million Valicor corn-oil separator helped the company regain its fortunes after it faced bankruptcy as ...

Wind comes sweeping down Berkshire Hathaway’s plains.

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway plans to build a wind farm in Nebraska through one of its subsidiaries. It is expected to create 350 temporary jobs and 12 to 15 full-time positions. The Omaha-based company, led by Warren Buffet, will construct the Gran ...

Seward company shines in solar business.

SEWARD – Two Nebraska entrepreneurs are growing their company, Green Energy Nebraska, and are providing innovative solutions to ensure that solar panels are correctly installed. They have found an increase in demand as more homes and businesses add sol ...