La Farge Municipal Utility Embarks on Community Solar

An advisory committee of businesses, residents and the Village of La Farge Community Solar Project that will be the first in Wisconsin by a municipal utility.  The project would provide between 300 kilowatts to 1 megawatts of electricity for businesses and residential customers of the La Farge Municipal Utility.  Dairyland Power, that supplies electricity to the Co-op, has agreed to allow a ‘behind the substation’ connection.  The Village hired Ethos Green Power as the managing consultant who teamed with Wes Engineering and Energy Law Wisconsin to develop the project.  This project would reduce peak demand, avoid transmission costs and save money.  The ultimate goal for the community solar project is to completely offset the electrical consumption of some large businesses like Organic Valley.  For more information: Lacrosse Tribune, Lacrosstribune