Solar power growth reported in Missouri

The Independence Power and Light solar farm in Independence, Missouri.


The number of solar operations in the state of Missouri grew by 32% in the past year, according to a new report.

At the same time, Climate Central found there was a decline in wind generation and it led to an overall drop in power from the two renewable energy sources.

Missouri’s 32% gain was from 2022 to 2023. Its neighboring state of Illinois produced only a 24% growth in solar power.

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