The City of Kearney promotes and encourages solar energy. A few active solar energy facilities are even in operation. The Board of Aldermen approved standards for solar energy facilities as part of Ordinance #1300-2016.
The City is currently participating in SolSmart, a nationwide, U.S. Department of Energy program that recognizes local governments for taking steps to be more solar friendly. Statement of Participation Statement
Solar Ready Construction Guidelines
As the cost of solar facilities declines, the installation and use of those facilities is expected to increase over time. The following guidelines can help residential developers, builders, and architects develop and build housing better suited to future installation of solar power facilities.
SolarReady Construction Guidelines
Photovoltaic System Application and Checklist for residential systems <=15 kW. This application form is also available through the City's online building permit software.
Mid America Regional Council - Solar Ready
The Mid America Regional Council (MARC) has been our region's leader in promoting solar energy. Solar information for residents, businesses, and contractors is available though their website at http://www.marc.org/Environment/Energy/Renewable-Energy/Solar-Ready-II
KC Solar Map
Evaluate the potential benefits of solar power where you live by visiting the KC Solar Map at http://www.kcsolarmap.org/
Platte Clay Electric Solartech Program
Platte Clay Electric Cooperative was the first co-op in Missouri to install a community solar array. Their Solartech program allows customers to buy output from the solar facility. For more information about their solar program - and other solar information - please visit their website at: