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CU Solar Resources

City Utilities is thinking forward and expanding the types of resources available for customers. CU is now harnessing the sun, an excellent source of renewable energy, also known as solar energy.   Questions about solar energy?  Call (417) 874-8200 for more information.

About Solar Energy

  • While sunshine itself is free, the equipment to turn it into a usable source of power is not. The CU Solar Initiative provides customers the ability to more easily afford solar energy and be a part of the solution for a cleaner, greener environment.
  • The amount of power generated by solar depends on many factors, such as cloud cover and length of daylight hours. A cloudy day in winter will produce less solar power than a sunny day during the longer daylight hours in summer.

About the CU Solar Farm

  • Project Size: Nearly 22,000 solar panels with the potential output of 4.95 megawatt
  • Will produce approximately 9,606 MWh/year; enough to power 902 homes.
  • Location: East of McCartney Generating Station (NW corner of FR 112 and 209)
  • Construction Completed: 2014
  • Owned By: Strata Solar
  • Contract: Purchased Power Agreement
  • Length: 25 years; Option to Purchase
  • The City Utilities Solar Farm was the largest in the state of Missouri at the time of completion.
  • The CU Solar Farm adds to CU’s power generation portfolio, which includes natural gas, landfill gas and coal.


Thinking About Installing Solar at Your Home or Business?

You will need to know more about Net Metering. Net Metering is a process in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.