www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

WSU to dedicate upgraded lab to study electrical power -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wilbur Middle School employee placed on leave after arrest -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wichita investors announce plan for southeast Kansas casino -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Executive Airshare expanding service into San Antonio -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farm to open -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Westar installing solar panels in Lawrence

Published on -2/5/2014, 9:31 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The largest electric utility in Kansas has begun a $200,000 solar panel project in Lawrence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1frYpsI ) Topeka-based Westar Energy is installing 160 solar panels at its maintenance facility and service center in southeast Lawrence.

The utility also is installing solar panels on buildings it owns in Manhattan and Shawnee.

At the Lawrence facilities, Westar is installing the panels in various locations and at a variety of angles to test their efficiency. The public will also be able to use a company website to monitor how the solar panels are performing.

Westar also operates a large, coal-fired power plant outside Lawrence.

------

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News