Solar power in Kansas has been growing in recent years due to new technological improvements and a variety of regulatory actions and financial incentives, particularly a 30% federal tax credit, available through 2016, for any size project.
It is estimated that 25% of electricity in Kansas could be provided by rooftop solar panels.
In 2011, Kansas's largest solar array, 118 kW, was the rooftop installation at Peeper Ranch in Lenexa. Its output is available online.
The state's net metering program allows residential installations of up to 25 kW and 200 kW non-residential on-site electrical generation to roll over any excess generation to the next month, but any excess at the end of the year is lost. Participation is limited to 1% of utility's previous year peak demand. Many of the states have net metering policies that are inadequate for 100% renewable energy. Kansas was given a B for net metering and an F for interconnection policies.