Wisconsin utility and university unite on agrivoltaics project

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Farmland is abundant in the Midwest. So is sunshine. The combination of those resources makes the region a prime candidate for agrivoltaics, the expanding practice of co-locating solar arrays and agriculture. Wisconsin utility Alliant Energy is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create an agrivoltaic research project on campus. 

The university will lease to the utility a 15-acre parcel of land at the 280-acre research campus, which already houses a physical sciences lab and R&D lab. Alliant Energy will design, construct, operate, and maintain the 2.25-megawatt solar and agriculture research project.

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