We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, and Madison Gas and Electric want to add 325 MW of solar+storage, building on earlier plans to add a 310 MW project.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association alleges that uncertainty about leases and power purchase agreements hurts the state’s solar industry.
The university claimed the project will be the largest state-owned solar array and will help save $217,000 annually.
The utility company plans to retire the last of its coal-fired facilities in the state by the end of 2024.
Alleging that the fixed charge fees unfairly discriminate, Sierra Club and Vote Solar filed a lawsuit against the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
The donation of solar blocks from a 1 MW project will go toward reducing the electric bills for people living in Habitat homes.
“We are committed to our focus on sustainable business practices,” said the president of the engine maker.
The 8,400 panel solar array is part of We Energies’ Solar Now program, and is the largest single rooftop system in Wisconsin.
A number of important clean energy initiatives were on the ballot across the country: Boulder, Colorado’s effort to form a municipal utility, Denver’s clean-energy-focused sales tax increase — plus one major utility in Wisconsin’s unprecedented commitment to solar.
Significant solar developments are happening all across the country, with Wisconsin looking to add nearly 200 MW of utility-scale solar and AEP coming to terms on a power contract for a 50 MW project in Ohio.
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