Johnson Corner solar
Renewable energy for not-for-profit electric utility in Kansas
metric tons of CO2 saved per year
fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)
central and western Kansas homes powered
construction jobs created
Site selection & preliminary design
Permitting & environmental studies
Land management & biodiversity planning
Final engineering, financing & construction
Operation & maintenance
Decommissioning & recycling
Sunflower Electric Power Corp., headquartered in Hays, Kansas, is a not-for-profit electric utility providing wholesale generation and transmission services to six member-owners serving in central and western Kansas. Sunflower Electric and Lightsource bp have a 25-year contract for clean, renewable electricity to provide affordable, local energy for electric cooperative members across Kansas.
The agreement is for 27.5MW of large-scale offsite solar, providing enough green electricity to power 5,165 homes across central and western Kansas every year. In addition to providing clean on-peak energy, the solar project is reducing loading on a transmission line that is nearing capacity, saving costs by deferring or ultimately cancelling the requirement for costly infrastructure upgrades.
The Johnson Corner solar project, the largest solar farm in Kansas, consists of 75,000 solar panels installed across 144 acres of land in Stanton County, 2 miles from Johnson City. Commercial operation commenced in April 2020.
MKEC, Sunflower Electric Power and Lightsource bp are incredibly proud of this solar project, and the opportunities it will offer the organisations and the local communities.
Information and resources
We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our MKEC/Sunflower Electric solar project:
Solar farm FAQs
We’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.
Find out more about our Responsible Solar approach
Recycling and lifecycle management of solar panels
Our commitment to recycling solar panels
Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather on solar farms
Building more resilient solar projects
Can solar benefit ecosystems?
Research from our UK projects
Video: Introducing Johnson Corner Solar
Take a look at the video below to find out more about our $37million project entered commercial operation on April 7, 2020.
Get in touch
We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team.USCommunityRelations@lightsourcebp.com
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