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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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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the typed word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession, Solar Love, and Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in.

  • 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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