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Panhandle company takes advantage of Nebraska's strong winds

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Nebraska has the fourth best wind in the country, and one panhandle company is taking advantage.

Nebraska Wind and Solar aims to provide farmers and ranchers with products to help reduce their electric bills, at the same time as reducing their energy footprint.

This year the company brought out a solar pump system for stock tanks.

The system can be used to pump water for cattle and horses.

Typically it gets expensive to pay the electricity for a pump. 

This is a more energy and cost efficient way to pump the water.

Larry Cooper, the owner of Nebraska Wind and Solar, says Nebraska needs to start tapping into its renewable energy sources.

"So this is a really economical way to pump water and they're really reliable," says Cooper. "Maintenance free, basically, and it'll pump water for you all year long."

Cooper says they came up with the idea after last year's expo, where many farmers and ranchers requested such a system.

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