Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Solar Array

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Solar Array

Morrissey Engineering provided project development, engineering, and construction administration services for a new 24kW elevated solar array at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The array is integrated into the top of a steel structure and is located at the Skyfari landing in the AfricaAfrica-themedof the Zoo.



  • 66' x 22' - 24kW elevated solar array integrated into the shade canopy structure
  • 80-frameless panels are glass on both sides
  • Provides shade to the staff as well as visitors waiting for the Skyfari 
  • Design is appropriate e for overall theme of the Africa exhibit
  • A focused education element exists that consists of a newly developed K-12 curriculum
  • A public electronic display (forthcoming in the Lion Viewing Building)
  • Hands-on display movable panel display that will be located in the area
  • Performance of the electricity generating system will be available online and at the electronic display by way of a metering system included with the array


New Construction


Omaha, Nebraska

Square Footage

1,452 SF
66' x 22' canopy structure

Completion Date