Midwest Energy and community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) have signed an agreement to build a 1 MW community solar array.
The 4,000-panel solar garden will be located within the Midwest Energy service territory. Midwest Energy members purchase the panels directly from CEC. The collective says the purchase price for panels in the array will include all available rebates and tax incentives as if the system were located on a customer's roof. Customers will receive credit for the power their panels produce directly on their Midwest Energy electric bills.
‘We're excited to be the first utility in Kansas to offer community-owned solar to our members,’ says John Blackwell, chair of Midwest Energy's board of directors. ‘Our customers have signaled they're supportive of renewable energy, and we're pleased to bring this solar ownership opportunity to them.’