Family in Keystone Pipeline path turns down $307,000 TransCanada offer to instead install solar

By Kelly Pickerel Jim Knopik, head of family-owned North Star Solar Bears, is a third generation Nebraskan, farming the same land as his father and grandfather. Jim began installing solar for additional income once he saw the industry growth and job creation benefits solar would bring to the local community. Now, Jim and his clients farm the sun, using Stion’s solar modules.
Volunteers team up with North Star Solar Bears to install a set of Stion panels on the farm of Jim and Chris Carlson, whose land is at risk by the Keystone Pipeline.
North Star Polar Bears recently installed a Stion array in the

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