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Minnesota solar energy project
Sep 26, 2023

Minnesota approves giant solar energy project near Minneapolis

Minnesota officials have approved plans for the expansion of a solar energy project that a utility says will be one of the largest in the country with the capability of powering more than 150,000 homes.

Aug 10, 2023

Wisconsin approves two battery projects to store 175MW of solar plant energy

Alliant Energy will build two energy storage systems alongside solar fields in Wood and Grant counties.

Alliant Energy solar
Jul 18, 2023

Alliant Energy starts panel installation for Beaver Dam solar project

The company recently completed three solar projects and has nine more construction projects ongoing.

May 22, 2023

Will Biden’s hard-hat environmentalism bridge the divide on clean energy future?

Perhaps the most unlikely feature of high-stakes budget negotiations going on in Washington is a debate over permitting. That's essentially the regulatory process for deciding what gets built where. It could be power plants, transmission lines or other projects. For decades, industry and labor have chaffed at what they describe as overly strict rules that limit development. Now environmentalists a[...]

May 17, 2023

Blumenfeld tours UW-Parkside’s ongoing solar energy project

State and university officials visited two solar sites and other sustainability efforts on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus.

Dane County solar project
Apr 19, 2023

Alliant Energy, SunVest Solar completes 33,000 panel solar project in Dane County

Dane County facilities are now 100% powered by renewable energy sources after the Yahara Solar Project completed.

Dec 7, 2022

PSC votes on petition for third-party financing for solar energy

A Stevens Point family can install third-party financed solar systems without being regulated as a public utility, the latest Public Service Commission ruling decided.

Oct 3, 2022

Alliant Energy files plan to develop battery storage facilities

With major advances in the transition to creating safe, clean renewable energy generation, Alliant Energy has announced plans to add 175 megawatts of battery storage in Wisconsin.

Jun 15, 2022

Alliant Energy set to begin construction on 6 solar projects

Construction is poised to move forward on six solar projects totaling 414 megawatts after state regulators gave final approval to Alliant Energy’s second phase of solar development plans.

Jun 9, 2022

Biden throws US solar industry a lifeline with tariff relief, but can incentives bring manufacturing back?

The Biden administration announced it was putting a two-year freeze on the threat of new solar tariffs, throwing a lifeline to U.S. solar installers – and likely to the country's ability to meet its climate goals.

Apr 15, 2022

La Crosse finds solar path despite ownership hurdle

Kari Lydersen Energy News Network, A lack of clarity over third-party-owned solar in Wisconsin has stymied cities’ efforts to install solar arrays on municipal buildings, but one city says […]

Apr 7, 2022

Regulators give OK to $650M Dane County solar farm

State regulators on Thursday approved the construction of the $650 million Koshkonong solar farm in Dane County, a project that will result in the state's largest utility-scale solar array when it's finished.


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