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Did your HOA rules stop you from installing solar?

If your homeowner’s association has restricted you from installing solar panels on your house in the past, then it’s time to check again as some state legislatures, including Missouri, are changing the rules to allow solar.

Beginning January 1, 2023, homeowner’s associations (HOA) in Missouri can no longer prohibit residential solar panels, thanks to a new […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Do you qualify for solar & energy grants?

As the weather heats up, the city of Merriam, KS is offering its’ residents up to $2,500 to install solar systems, geothermal, new windows and energy-efficiency improvements.

The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant will reimburse Merriam homeowners 20 percent – up to $2,500 – for costs related to energy efficiency improvements, including:

Insulation
HVAC or water heater
[…]

Proposed KCI solar farm could power 70,000 homes

Vacant land at Kansas City International Airport has the capacity to support the largest municipal solar installation in the country and power 70,000 homes, according to a new feasibility study released June 21.

The report shows that 3,100 acres of vacant land at the new Kansas City International Airport could be developed for a solar farm that produces […]

Solarize KC offers up to 25% solar discounts

A new Kansas City metro-area coalition is launching a Solarize KC initiative that will offer up to 25-percent discounts for solar and battery storage installations.

The program will provide volume discount pricing for both home and business solar installations throughout the metro area in both Missouri and Kansas. Final discounts will be determined by the number of installations, […]