Necessity may be the mother of invention, but collaboration might be the father of innovation.
Two local companies, Travois Holdings and Solar and Wind KC, have come together to create one of the largest solar energy systems in the Kansas City area, which may serve as an inspiration to other businesses hoping to bring solar energy into the office.
For the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, David W. Bland of Travois Holdings and Andy Homoly of Solar and Wind KC join us to talk about their exciting up-and-running solar energy system. The system will provide all of the annual electricity needs for Travois Holdings' office at 310 19th Terrace in the Crossroads Art District. One of the unique aspects of the project is bed for the solar panels, a steel canopy structure which shades a planned outdoor living space. The amount of energy produced will save the emissions of an average car driving nearly 235,000 miles.