Council rejects solar power plan


Local News

June 11, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Iola is a no-go for solar energy.

Iola Council members Monday night rejected, 6-2, overtures from Westar to build a solar energy plant in town.

Westar would have paid for construction of the plant, capable of producing about 2.7 megawatts of electricity per hour, with Iola given the option of buying the panels after seven years for $3.7 million. The plant would have provided a portion of Iola’s daily energy needs.

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