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Panasonic plans second $4 billion U.S. EV battery plant

Adding to its $4 billion Kansas electric vehicle battery factory plans, the company now eyes Oklahoma for a second location.

Panasonic plans $4 billion US electric vehicle battery factory

The facility is planned to be built near Kansas City, creating up to 4,000 jobs. It represents the largest economic development project in the history of Kansas.

Sunrise brief: SunPower and First Solar may team up to produce residential solar modules

Also on the rise: Duke seeks to procure an additional 700MW of solar in 2022. Greenbacker annual revenues grow 39% to $107 million. Kansas state Senator Mike Thomas has made several attempts at legislation that is considered anti-solar in his state, and at times shared false information about the health and economic impacts of renewable energy.

Senator’s anti-solar state legislation fails, now targeting county zoning law

Kansas state Senator Mike Thomas has made several attempts at legislation that is considered anti-solar in his state, and at times he has shared false information about the health and economic impacts of renewable energy.

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Fort Riley US Army housing gets 350 additional solar installations

Fort Riley is a top solar energy producer in Kansas, a state that ranks 44th in the nation for solar.

Kansas Senator may hamper the state’s solar growth in new bills

Kansas state Sen. Mike Thompson (R) is supporting new bills that may slow the rate of renewable energy growth in the state.

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Storing excess energy in underground salt caverns in Kansas

The Kansas Geological Survey may help address the challenge of intermittent production from solar and other renewable sources.

Who is working against distributed solar: State campaigns in the Midwest and West

A new report explores who is behind efforts to curb distributed energy and solar deployment. In this part, we look at the report’s investigation of state-level campaigns focused on the Midwest and West.

Evergy plans to add 700 MW of solar in Kansas and Missouri by 2024

Through 2030, the utility said it plans to add 3,200 MW of renewable generation, including both solar and wind. It also plans further coal retirements.

A ‘big win’ for solar: Kansas regulators reject utility’s proposed fees

Clean energy advocates praised the utility commission’s ruling as a major victory. Some regulators, however, suggested they may be open to similar fees in the future.

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