A new interactive online tool is now available to help the Kansas City region explore potential opportunities for solar.
The new Metro KC Solar Map allows users to look up any address in eight counties in the Kansas City region and view its solar energy potential and provides consumers a starting point in researching potential solar uses homes or businesses.
The tool is available at www.kcsolarmap.org.
The Kansas City Star wrote about the tool in December 2014.
Site visitors can click on any building to display the available roof area for solar, the potential photovoltaic system size, annual electricity cost savings, return on investment, and monthly solar potential in kilowatt hours. The site also provides basic information about solar power and how to contact solar installers.
The tool is an initiative of the Mid America Regional Council.
The project, Solar Ready II, is working with 21 jurisdictions to streamline solar permitting and implement other best management practices that encourage and facilitate solar installation.