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BPU Brings Community Solar Farm to Wyandotte County - PRESS RELEASE

David Mehlhaff 9/26/2017


(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) —The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities hosted a Dedication Ceremony for its new Community Solar Farm facility in Kansas City, Kansas on September 26, 2017. Community leaders, elected officials, industry representatives, and environmental advocates gathered to see the first municipal solar farm in the state of Kansas, and BPU’s newest renewable energy resource. Continue Reading

BPU launches solar farm at Nearman plant area

Mary Rupert 9/26/2017


The Board of Public Utilities launched its community solar farm today at the Nearman plant area in Kansas City, Kansas.


The solar farm has 3,780 solar panels at the Nearman area, each 335 watts, according to Loren Williamson of MC Power, which is responsible for the maintenance on the solar panels. Continue Reading

Solar Power Coming To Wyandotte County With New BPU Partnership

Charlie Keegan 9/25/2017


KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One metro utility company is going greener. The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities in Wyandotte County has built a one megawatt solar farm.


Power from the 3,780 solar panels will go into the existing grid. BPU said it already generates about 45 percent of its power from renewable sources like wind and water. Continue Reading

Rolla Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Solar Energy Farm

R.D. Hohenfeldt 1/30/2016


Following months of planning and preparation MC Power Companies is ready to break ground on the newest solar energy farm in Missouri. The ceremony will commence on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:30 in the morning at the location of the future solar farm located at 2301 Brewer Drive in Rolla, Missouri. Construction of the farm is set to begin in February to have the facility reaching completion in April.

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Independence Power and Light Begins Construction On Its First-Ever Solar Panel Farm

Matt Stewart 9/28/2016


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Work will begin on one of the largest solar panel farms in Missouri on Wednesday, and once it's up and running, Independence residents will be able to use it but at a cost.


Solar panel farms are good for the environment because utility companies such as Independence Power and Light can burn fewer fossil fuels when generating electricity for their customers. Continue Reading

40-Acre Solar Farm Breaks Ground in KC

Allison Crist 9/28/2016


Independence Power and Light (IPL) has teamed up with MC Power to bring a new 40-acre community solar farm to Independence, Missouri. This is particularly good news for anyone who’s wanted to utilize solar energy in the past, but has been unable to do so without the installation of a solar-friendly roof. Now, the Independence farm will produce electricity for its customers eliminating the expense of installing their own system.

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