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.
The utility will dedicate the new solar farm and launch a unique partnership Tuesday.
BPU customers will have the option to buy up to ten panels at the farm. This will give owners a lot of the same benefits as installing panels on their own roof, but they won’t have to maintain or install them — the panels will remain at BPU’s farm.