Another new solar installation is happening at the Randy Reed Buick GMC. Solar and Wind KC is installing a 100.32kW system, with American-made panels manufactured, assembled and supplied by an American company. These panels offer state of the art technology because the panels receive bi-directional light via a reflector panel that is mounted on the adjacent side of each solar panel. The addition of the reflector panel increases output by more than 30%! The Randy Reed array covers approximately 16,000 square feet of space and is mounted over a water detention area, a space previously wasted on the property where square footage literally means dollars for a car dealership. This solar array is estimated to harvest 182,000 kWh of electricity per year, and an estimated $18,500 in first year savings.