Solar power generation

About three doxen rows of solar panels soak up the sun last week at the Liberty Solar Farm in rural northwest Joplin. 

Today in the Globe newsroom we looked to the sun, and how it can provide power for our needs.
Two area utilities serving Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas are adding solar power to their electrical generation capabilities. Liberty Utilities and Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative have either built or are building solar arrays. Liberty's array is expected to be brought online in a couple of weeks.
We'll have more about this story in tomorrow's edition of the Globe and online at We'll also feature reports about:

  • Joplin police finding almost two dozen unauthorized slot machines in a Joplin business.
  • The reasons for an uptick in COVID-19 cases across the city.
  • Missouri lawmakers working to improve security at the Jefferson City capitol building.

Have a wonderful evening, and we'll see you later tonight or tomorrow.

Follow Digital Editor Joe Hadsall on Twitter at @JoeHadsall.

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Joe Hadsall is the digital editor for The Joplin Globe. He has been the editor of the former Nixa News-Enterprise and has worked for the Christian County Headliner News and 417 Magazine.