The company notes the solar plants will save ratepayers $2 billion over the coming three decades compared to business as usual.
The Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to authorize Madison Gas and Electric to build the $16.8 million plant on about 46 acres of county-owned land and to sell the output to the county under the utility’s renewable energy plan.
The system, known as a “microgrid," was about half the cost of rebuilding an aging power line through steep and rocky terrain.
Dane County announced Wednesday that it is seeking proposals to develop a solar farm on the 120-acre tract east of the county’s landfill in the town of Cottage Grove with the hope of beginning design in 2021.
Utilities behind Badger Hollow, a 300-megawatt solar farm in Iowa County, notified regulators that the first phase will not be completed until April 2021, four months later than originally planned.
NextEra Energy, which is building the 150-megawatt Two Creeks solar farm in Manitowoc County, notified the utilities that have contracted to buy the facility Wednesday that it has withdrawn notice of a potential force majeure event that could have affected the contract terms.
The developers of projects under construction in Iowa and Manitowoc counties say the global spread of the virus and the related travel restrictions and factory shutdowns in China have disrupted supply chains for the solar panels.
The two utilities will pay a combined $207.6 million to Invenergy, the Chicago-based developer of the Badger Hollow Solar Farm, which will be one of the largest solar farms east of the Rocky Mountains.
Wisconsin should seize its competitive advantages to become a clean energy economy leader.
The plaintiffs claim the rate structure approved last year violates federal law.
We are sharing Wisconsin State Journal staffers' favorite work from 2019. From energy and environment reporter Chris Hubbuch:
With Thursday’s permit approvals, Wisconsin authorities have authorized construction of nearly 600 megawatts of new utility-scale solar farms in 2019.
Participants in the city's GreenPower job training program installed the 120-kilowatt solar panel system on the roof of Metro Transit’s garage at 1101 E. Washington Ave.
The city of Madison will purchase 5 megawatts of energy from a planned 7-megawatt solar array, while the school district has now agreed to buy the remaining 2 megawatts.
La Crosse was recognized Wednesday for the city’s efforts to make it faster, easier and more affordable for people to switch to solar power.
The commitment represents nearly 10 times the state’s current solar generation capacity and more than double the amount expected to come online in the next couple of years in large-scale solar farms.
The Middleton project, to be constructed at the Middleton Municipal Airport, is expected to be completed next year and will be the utility’s largest solar farm -- but not for long.
The combination of tax and production-based incentives create a faster payback period, which could propel our family from looking longingly at the sunshine and actually installing solar panels.
Middleton is beating Madison to the food hall finish line by breaking ground on a project that's expected to involve about 15 stalls and shops.
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Advocates of clean energy say that the Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line would alleviate congestion that is limiting the output of existing wind farms and enable the development of more such farms in states to the west, which have some of the best wind resources in the country.
If approved, the two power companies will have access to 150 megawatts of solar power, enough energy to power 49,500 households for one year.
A solar company is challenging public utilities’ monopoly on providing electricity from solar in Wisconsin; state regulators have declined to intervene in the feud.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved community solar programs Thursday for both Madison Gas & Electric and Alliant Energy while also expanding a controversial practice of utility-owned rooftop solar.