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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Kansas to plant first community-owned solar farm
Customer-owned utility Midwest Energy and community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) have signed an agreement to build a 1-MW community solar photovoltaic (PV) array — the largest in Kansas — with panels owned by Midwest Energy members throughout central and western Kansas.
The 4,000-panel solar garden will be located within the Midwest Energy service territory, making renewable energy ownership available to all of Midwest Energy’s 50,000 electric members. The purchase price for panels in the array will include all available rebates and tax incentives as if the system were located on the customer’s roof. Customers will receive credit for the power their panels produce directly on their Midwest Energy electric bills.