Our speaker will be Dr. Bing Chen, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Director of the Passive Solar Research Group since 1978. In addition to passive solar, Dr. Chen’s areas of research and professional interest include educational robotics.

Dr. Chen’s Description:

Members of the Passive Solar Research Group have been developing an alternative solution for elderly housing that preserves capital wealth while maintaining a sense of security for seniors who would rather be closer to family as they age. Our smart building controller solution involves PV solar electrical production with battery storage and Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) for hot water needs and space heating.  A remote medical monitoring system under development will provide health status updates and provide alerts to health care providers and/or family members.   

All Nebraskans for Solar events are free and open to the public. Please join us and bring a friend! Refreshments provided. See Nebraskans for Solar’s calendar for additional details. 


  • Occurred Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


UNO's Community Engagement Center, Combined Rooms 205 & 209

6401 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182


Helen Deffenbacher