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Wisconsin to begin largest solar energy projects in state history

From WDJT Milwaukee, July 30, 2019. MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Wisconsin is in the middle of making a historic push toward solar energy. In the Milwaukee suburbs, solar panels are being installed on the roofs of public buildings, including New Berlin schools. It ushers in a new era of supporting green energy for the district, […]

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Fennimore Solar Project Completed

From SU News 4U, July 11, 2019. The ribbon has been officially cut on the new 18 acre solar farm in Fennimore.  Finishing this project makes Fennimore home to the largest solar array in Wisconsin for the time being until Arcadia’s array goes online. Read the article.

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Xcel’s New Plan: Coal-Free By 2030, Nuclear Until 2040

From Wisconsin Public Radio, May 20, 2019. Xcel Energy said Monday it plans to shut its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled, putting the utility on pace to be coal-free in the region by 2030. The company said it also intends to keep its nuclear power plant in […]

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Solar operations can benefit from grazing sheep

From The Country Today, May 16, 2019. In upstate New York, Lexie Hain and Lewis Fox are growing an interesting business, capitalizing on the state’s push for the use of renewable energies. Hain and Fox are partners in Agrivoltaic Solutions LLC, a group of small to mid-size sheep farmers offering to keep solar farms working […]

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Beneath Solar Panels, the Seeds of Opportunity Sprout

From NREL, May 2019. On a humid, overcast day in central Minnesota, a dozen researchers crouch in the grass between rows of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Only their bright yellow hard hats are clearly visible above the tall, nearly overgrown prarie grasses—which are growing exactly as expected. Bent over white, square frames, some of the […]

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Mid-State cuts ribbon on solar car charging station

From the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, May 13, 2019. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Free electric vehicle charging is now available in Wisconsin Rapids, thanks to a new solar-powered car charging station on the Mid-State Technical College Rapids campus. Construction on the site began in September 2018, with assistance from a Constellation Energy through an E2 – […]

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Midwest utilities embrace big solar, push back on rooftops

From E & E News, May 13, 2019. Once written off as too undependable and expensive for a region where coal was still king, solar energy is being embraced by Midwest utilities at a pace once unthinkable. Consider a map of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) interconnection queue, where there’s almost 200 solar projects […]

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Mid-State cuts ribbon on solar car charging station

From the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, May 13, 2019. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Free electric vehicle charging is now available in Wisconsin Rapids, thanks to a new solar-powered car charging station on the Mid-State Technical College Rapids campus. Construction on the site began in September 2018, with assistance from a Constellation Energy through an E2 – […]

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Madison receives state grant to buy 20 electric vehicles

From The Cap Times, March 6, 2019. With financial partnership from the Wisconsin State Office of Energy and Madison Gas and Electric, the city of Madison announced this Tuesday it will purchase 20 additional electric vehicles by 2020 and charging stations. Read the article.

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Regulators approve $255 million wind farm for Alliant Energy

From the Wisconsin State Journal, December 14, 2018. From the Wisconsin regulators gave Alliant Energy approval Thursday to build a 150-megawatt wind farm in northern Iowa that the utility says will help meet its renewable energy goals while saving customers money. With a cost of about $255 million, the Kossuth Wind Project is expected to […]

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