Kansas City is considering putting a massive 2,000-acre solar farm on city land at Kansas City International (KCI) Airport, creating one of the largest solar power installations in the nation. The project would generate up to 300 megawatts of power, enough to serve city power needs plus the energy needs of city residents. City officials will study its options in coming months and be ready to issue a request for proposals in 2022. The project would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and take up to four years to build. The panels would be to the west and south of runways on vast swaths of land currently sitting idle.
By Martin Rosenberg, Flatland. KCUR. October 31, 2021.
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