BPU rolls out plan to enroll more in renewable energy program

Jim Cunningham
March 19, 2018 - 6:18 am

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities is inviting KCK residents to learn more about a new solar energy program. 

BPU is hosting a free seminar Monday to share information on their new Community Solar Farm Program. The board will explain how solar energy works and share the benefits of community solar versus rooftop solar systems.

"We're one of the first utilities in the metro to offer (community solar) to residential customers," said David Mehlhaff, BPU spokesman. "We have a solar farm, you buy a solar panel, a one-time cost, it's yours. You're getting solar energy."

Panels can be leased for $470.00 each, for up to 25 years. Users can take advantage of federal incentives, which they can apply to utility bills. BPU claims each panel eliminates 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment.

The seminar will be held at the West Wyandotte Public Library at 1737 North 82nd Street. Two sessions are offered, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Seating can be reserved by emailing David Allen at BPU at [email protected].

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