Farms in Wisconsin make use of space on barns and structures to serve up a side of solar with their famous dairy products.
- Innovative power purchasing model is a solution in regulated markets that haven’t favored renewables
- 32 MW Butter Solar Project provides electricity to 13 utilities across three Midwestern states
- Utilities see economic benefits of buying cheap, clean energy produced at dairy farms
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While we normally do not see “dairy” and “solar farm” paired in the same sentence, this successful model could be replicated to bring more green, cheap energy in areas where there may be similar regulatory hurdles in acquiring solar and wind power. The full article may be found on the Wisconsin State Journal site at: How dairy’s quest for clean energy spread across Wisconsin