GRNE Solar Rebrands as Nelnet Renewable Energy

August 8, 2023

LINCOLN, Neb., August 8, 2023 (PRNewswire) ‐‐ GRNE Solar, a premier solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, announced today it has transitioned to the Nelnet Renewable Energy brand. The company was acquired by Nelnet, Inc., in 2022.

Since 2012, GRNE Solar has installed commercial and residential solar energy solutions and utility-scale solar systems across 13 states. While GRNE Solar’s name and brand will no longer be used, the company’s offerings remain unchanged.

“Our partnership with GRNE Solar aligned our complementary solutions with shared values and a focus on innovation and serving our customers,” said Nelnet Renewable Energy President Scott Gubbels. “This transition supports a focus on operational excellence by optimizing people, systems, processes and workflows to ensure we maximize value for all our stakeholders. This name reflects our company’s unwavering commitment to the solar industry.”

“Our community is at the heart of our business, and customer satisfaction remains a top priority for us,” said Eric Peterman, founder of GRNE Solar and Nelnet Renewable Energy’s director of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. “We’re excited about the continued growth and expansion of our EPC services, and we remain committed to providing a five-star customer experience. All aspects of our relationship will continue without disruption, and our team of dedicated professionals continue to provide exemplary service, guidance and collaboration.”

In addition to offering expert residential, commercial and small utility-scale installation services, Nelnet Renewable Energy, as part of Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI), is a leading solar tax equity investor. The organization offers a unique solar tax equity co-investment platform, and a venture capital investment team focused on supporting renewable energy innovation.

As Peterman pointed out, “Now, as part of Nelnet Renewable Energy, we’ll be exploring additional and more innovative ways to make our clients’ and customers’ solar journeys rewarding, saving them money and helping to advance our country toward a clean energy future.”

Founded in Illinois in 2012, GRNE Solar made its name offering solar services including engineering, operations and maintenance, installation, battery backup and electric vehicle charging stations. Based on its reputation for quality installation and exceptional customer experiences, the organization expanded to 10 offices in seven states: Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska and New York. The same services continue to be offered from all these offices under the Nelnet Renewable Energy name. Previously found at, the organization’s services may now be accessed along with Nelnet Renewable Energy’s other diverse services and solutions at

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