Solar Heat and Electric
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Solar Heat and Electric

Owner: Michael Shonka

Solar Heat and Electric started in the industry installing solar air collectors in 1983.  The next year, solar hot water and solar electric systems were added along with a retail space.  The business operation grew to include a dealership network in five states installing hundreds of systems prior to the end of the solar tax credit. 

Design, installation and service include:

  • Air, water and electric systems in residential, commercial and institutional projects

  • Air systems for space heating and domestic hot water

  • Water systems for space heating using fan coils in forced air furnaces, convectors, and fin tube

  • Various types of radiant floor systems with storage and boiler or water heater back-up

  • Solar heat exchangers for ground water heat pumps and large arrays for       process hot water

  • Grid tie systems

  • Off-grid systems with battery back-up and gen-set

  • Ground mount, roof mount, side mount, awnings and tracking systems

  • Custom designed solar systems to meet specific requirements

  • Servicing all type of solar systems

  • Small scale and community wind project studies

  • Energy efficiency surveys for LED lighting retrofits with ROI analysis

  • Financing assistance for residential through commercial projects

  • Collaboration with product development and testing

Solar Heat and Electric works with insured, licensed and/or bonded contractors specific for the job in local or regional applications. We also work with architects, engineers, LEED associates and real estate developers to implement projects from inception through execution. 

Solar Heat & Electric offers one-stop service - from the design process to installation to even submitting your permits and rebates where applicable. Our solar experts will meet with you one-on-one to custom design a clean energy solution based on your needs. We will complete the appropriate analysis, and then our professionals will coordinate with you to begin the work.

Solar Heat & Electric has been certified by Solar Energy International ( for their “train the trainers” program in solar thermal and solar electric. Solar Heat & Electric is a member of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (, American Solar Energy Society (, Nebraska Solar Energy Society ( and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Solar Heat and Electric has been working with solar and wind systems since1983; And with-in the renewable energy industry, installing and servicing equipment, working with enthusiasts in the professions, and promoting adoption of renewable energy policies with the general public and government.

Michael is currently VP of the Nebraska Solar Energy Society (
He is also involved with teaching of solar, wind, sustainability and energy conservation classes statewide.
Leading the way for updating city code for development of wind and solar, helping to pass a state tax credit for renewable energy and implementing the new net metering law, which is vital for improving Nebraska's use of renewable energies.
Michael is also teaching classes in Solar Energy Systems at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. Influencing young minds and sparking interest into the Solar Technology fields.

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Solar Heat and Electric ©™ 2012
Solar Heat and Electric is the name of a solar business with over 20 years of experience in Omaha, NE. We service and install all types of solar systems within a few hundred miles; air, water and electric. We also provide design support or lead to; architects, engineers, plumbing, HVAC, investment and property managers.