The use of solar energy collection systems continues to grow in our region. By using solar energy technologies in your home and business, you can:
If you want to know more about utilizing solar energy collection systems, here is a quick guide on how to get started.
- Help the environment
- Save money
- Produce your own energy
- Support local jobs
Step 1. Is my property right for solar panels?
Step 2. Check the local requirements for installing solar panels
Step 3. Get quotes from multiple installers
Step 4. Permitting/Installation
Building permits are required prior to installation of solar panels.
The installer should assist you in obtaining all building permits and inspections.
The City's Codes Division provides documents you will need to have on file and that help guide your process. See links to documents below.
Solar Ready Construction Guidelines
Permit checklist (required to be included with your application)
Mid-America Regional Council Consumer Guide to Solar
Kansas City Power & Light Solar Information
Westar Energy Solar Information
Database of Renewable and Efficiency Policies and Incentives
Contact our Codes Division by email or at (913) 742-6014.