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Evergy plans to add solar capacity

Kansas City-based Evergy said that its Hawthorn power plant would be home to 10 MW of new solar energy capacity, pending regulatory approval.

Evergy said it plans to build the solar array on 67 acres near the Hawthorn plant in northeast Kansas City, Mo. The site is expected to include more than 22,000 solar panels and be operational in fall 2022.

Half of the renewable energy produced onsite would be available to customers who enroll in Evergy’s Solar Subscription program. Nearly 1,200 customers have subscribed to energy from the solar array, the utility said. The remainder would serve all Evergy customers, which number 1.6 million across Kansas and Missouri.

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