Westar awards grants for solar projects to 4 local entities

07/31/2014 12:17 PM

07/31/2014 12:17 PM

Four local organizations have won grants to install solar energy projects as part of Westar Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Project.

Westar Energy awarded 15 grants in all, totaling just over $1 million, for projects that will generate between 10 and 30 kilowatts.

Local grant winners include: the Great Plains Nature Center, Sedgwick County Zoo, University United Methodist Church/Wichita State University and Derby North Middle School.

The projects will be installed over the next 18 months.

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