Solar power in Kansas
Solar power in Kansas has been growing in recent years due to new technological improvements and a variety of regulatory actions and financial incentives.
In 2015, IKEA installed the largest solar array in the state, 730 kW on the roof of its store in Merriam. In 2011, Kansas's largest solar array, 118 kW, was the rooftop installation at Peeper Ranch in Lenexa. Its output is available online.
The state's net metering program allows residential installations of up to 25 kW and 200 kW non-residential on-site electrical generation to roll over any excess generation to the next month, but any excess at the end of the year is lost. Participation is limited to 1% of utility's previous year peak demand. Many of the states have net metering policies that are inadequate for 100% renewable energy. Kansas was given a C for net metering and an F for interconnection policies.
- Prospects for solar power never brighter
- Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States
- IKEA’s new Kansas store has state’s largest solar rooftop array, Solar Power World, Kelly Pickerel, May 5, 2015
- Peeper Ranch Plant Profile
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- Freeing the Grid
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- Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26.
- Kansas Solar