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Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


1st Community Solar Garden In Kansas On Its Way!

April 11th, 2014 by  

Community solar gardens rock so freakin’ hard that I think they should somehow make it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They probably won’t, but they certainly will land in our Cleantech Hall of Fame.

Sadly, community solar gardens are only possible (policy-wise) in a few places. I didn’t know it before, but I guess Kansas is one of them. A very progressive utility in the state is now pioneering the model for its 50,000 members. Check out the news in this Solar Love repost:

Kansas Getting Its 1st Community Solar Power Plant (via Solar Love)

A customer-owned utility, Midwest Energy, has teamed up with a community solar developer, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), to build the first community solar power plant in Kansas. Ownership of the 1-megawatt solar power plant will be available to Midwest…

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  • Kyle Field

    Looks fantastic – great way to engage the community, allow diverse customers to go solar without the headaches and get connected 🙂

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