solar http://kcur.org en KCP&L: KC Would See No Pause In Solar Rebates http://kcur.org/post/kcpl-kc-would-see-no-pause-solar-rebates <p></p><p>Kansas City Power and Light says it has tried to ease the sting of its request to Missouri regulators for suspension of some popular solar rebates.&nbsp; The stated utility plan would keep the bulk of Kansas City inside payment territory.</p><p>The request to the Missouri Public Service Commission earlier this month asked some suspension of solar paybacks take effect September 3. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There was a swift outcry over the payments mandated by law.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program grew out&nbsp; of a 2008 statewide referendum.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:36:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40239 at http://kcur.org Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility http://kcur.org/post/protest-proposed-solar-rebate-end-kansas-city-utility <p></p><p>A Kansas City-based alternative energy company will protest a request by KCP&amp;L to stop giving solar rebates in Missouri. The utility calculates the rebates are too costly.</p><p>The program is an outgrowth of 2008 passage of Proposition C to support a renewable energy standard. It required utilities to start offering solar rebates in 2010 and indefinitely. &nbsp;</p><p>KCP&amp;L argued funds have been depleted, and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he utility has requested permission to stop offering solar rebates after September 3.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40034 at http://kcur.org Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility Solar Power Viability In The City http://kcur.org/post/solar-power-viability-city <p>If you're reading this right now you're consuming energy and that energy has to come from somewhere.&nbsp; Typically, "we’re killing people in foreign lands in order to extract 200-million-year-old sunlight. Then we burn it... in order to boil water to create steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity. We frack our own backyards and pollute our rivers, or we blow up our mountaintops just miles from our nation’s capital for an hour of electricity, when we could just take what’s falling free from the sky.” Those words from Danny Kennedy, the founder of Sunergy, are the heart of any call for more investment in solar energy.&nbsp; It’s a hot topic and in Kansas City, Missouri were &nbsp;<a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/27/4259548/the-city-of-kansas-city-will-use.html">80 government buildings will soon be leasing solar panels</a> and getting cheaper energy as a result. In light of that we take a look at our regions solar options with <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chuck&nbsp;Caisleym, vice president of Marketing &amp; Public affairs at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kcpl.com/">KCP&amp;L</a> and Susan Brown, VP of Public Affairs at&nbsp;<a href="http://brightergy.com/">Brightergy</a></span>.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:42:04 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 38008 at http://kcur.org Solar Power Viability In The City Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area http://kcur.org/post/two-kc-businesses-build-largest-solar-canopy-area <p>Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration might be the father of innovation. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:04:08 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 16190 at http://kcur.org Two KC Businesses Build Largest Solar Canopy In Area Alternative Energy Sources http://kcur.org/post/alternative-energy-sources <p>In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said &quot;nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy.&quot; But how close are we to large-scale use of alternative energy sources?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:57:08 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12077 at http://kcur.org Alternative Energy Sources