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Midwest Energy 'Solar Garden' Will Allow Customers To Use Solar Power Without Installing Panels

Some customers using Midwest Energy will soon be able to use solar energy without having to install their own solar panels.

Midwest Energy, which is based in Hays, says it has signed an agreement with Clean Energy Collective of Colorado to build a 1-megawatt "solar garden."

The project will have about 4,000 solar panels spread across six acres.

Midwest Energy spokesman Mike Morley says customers will contract with Clean Energy Collective to buy the panels, and then get credit on their bills equal to how much energy their panels create.

Customers will be able to buy up to 26 of the 300-watt panels.