Alliant to build 1 GW of solar generation in WI; 10 times state’s current generation

Article originally published by Wisconsin State Journal

Alliant Energy announced plans Thursday [October 31] to build up to 1,000 megawatts of solar power by the end of 2023 as part of a transition to clean energy sources. That’s nearly 10 times the state’s current solar-generation capacity and would more than double the amount expected to come online within the next couple of years in large-scale solar farms now undergoing the permitting process or under construction.

If built, it would generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of about 250,000 typical Wisconsin households. The company did not specify how or where it would develop the solar energy …