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Kansas City Considers a Solar Farm to Assist Coal Plant

The proposed solar farm in Independence, KS could generate 13% of the city’s energy demand.

As reported by Brian Burnes of The Kansas City Star.

“A proposed community solar farm in Independence, if approved by city officials, would be the largest in

Source: Wikipedia Commons
Source: Wikipedia Commons

the Kansas City area. The Independence City Council will hear details during a Monday night study session. The three megawatt facility would generate renewable energy for Independence Power & Light, the city-owned utility.

Proposed for a site on East Salisbury Road, east of Missouri 291 and just south of the Independence Athletic Complex, the project is contingent upon the utility agreeing to purchase electricity from MC Power, the Lee’s Summit firm that would build the facility. MC Power also would need to sell 25 percent of the project’s electricity in five-year blocks before construction would begin.”

Read the full article at The Kansas City Star.

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