Independence city officials and community leaders celebrated the grand opening Thursday morning of the Community Solar Farm on Bundschu Road in rural eastern Independence. The 3-megawatt solar farm, constructed and owned by Lee's Summit-based MC Power, has been sending power onto the Power & Light grid for more than a month, has amassed 100 percent participation from residential and commercial customers who signed up to receive solar power for a small extra surcharge per month. The 40-acre site has room to possibly double the number of solar panels in the future. [Photo courtesy of city of Independence].