Energy company eyes land in town of Whitewater for possible solar farm

A New York solar energy company is eyeing several hundred acres in the town of Whitewater for a possible solar farm… Rauh said the company would need 600 to 800 acres for the solar panels, which could be on land east of the city of Whitewater. The panels likely would produce fewer than 100 megawatts of electricity, Rauh said, so Walworth County would have regulatory authority over the project.

Another solar farm is being considered by a Chicago company in the towns of Darien and Bradford. The state Public Service Commission would have regulatory authority and issue permits for that project because it would produce at least 100 megawatts of electricity. That company has said the arrays near the town of Darien could produce up to 250 megawatts…

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