Partners Bringing 20 MW Solar Project To Kansas
Lightsource BP has signed a 25-year power purchase and asset acquisition agreement with Mid-Kansas Electric Co. Inc. for a 20 MW solar project in Kansas.
An affiliate of Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Mid-Kansas is a cooperatively operated wholesale generation and transmission utility serving members across the state of Kansas.
Located in Stanton County, the solar facility will be built, owned and operated by Lightsource BP. Mid-Kansas will be purchasing all of the solar energy from the project, and Lightsource BP will provide the capital for project financing and construction.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2019. When completed, the project will be the largest solar facility in Kansas, according to Mid-Kansas.
“Harnessing the power of the sun is not a new concept. The economics are what have changed,” states Steve Epperson, Mid-Kansas’ chairman of the board. “The decreasing cost of photovoltaic technology, along with other industry dynamics, makes it the right time to bring solar energy into our generation mix.”