One of the largest solar projects in Wisconsin will be located on 57 acres at the Dane County Regional Airport. More than 20,000 solar panels will generate 9 megawatts of renewable electricity— enough to meet 25% of the electricity used by all county-owned facilities. Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) will own the solar system, which will be installed on land rented from the County. The solar farm will also double as a habitat for dwindling monarch and pollinator populations. Dane County currently owns more solar than any other public entity in the state.
Dane County expands airport solar farm; project will supply 40% of electricity for county buildings, Wisconsin State Journal, 9/5/19
County board approves solar project at Dane County Regional Airport, WKOW Madison, 10/17/19