On The Cover
The cover photo, captured by a drone, is of a farm in East Central Kansas which has a solar photovoltaic system installed by Cromwell Solar, Lawrence. The 13 kW sized system has an estimated production of 16,000 kWh a year.
While electrical prices have gone up, the cost to install solar has dropped. Solar photovoltaic systems had an average installation cost of $10 per watt in 2000, and they are now around $3 per watt.
Tax credits, as well as grants and loans through the USDA RD REAP Program, are available.
Photo credit: Cromwell Solar