New solar plant to power 10,000 Kansas homes

| by Steve Arel

Some 10,000 homes in Kansas soon will benefit from solar power.

The city of Pratt has teamed with Inovateus Solar and Kenyon Energy to build a solar farm. 

Once in operation – the farm is expected to be operational in January 2019 -- the project will produce 12.6 MWh annually, offsetting more than 23 million tons of CO2 emissions.

"The city of Pratt is a highly diverse community moving in a progressive direction, supporting extensive growth and business opportunities,” Mayor Doug Meyer said.

The construction of the solar project starts this month. Once complete, the farm will operate under a 15-year power purchase agreement with Pratt's utility power plant for 100 percent of the array's output. 

"This project is creating tangible economic and environmental benefits for Pratt's citizens and local businesses,” said Clay Biddinger, Chairman & CEO of Kenyon Energy. 

 


Topics: Photovoltaic / Solar Panels, Solar Power, Sustainable Communities


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