Alliant Energy developing 5-MW solar project for Wisconsin engine manufacturer

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Alliance Energy A 5 MW solar project will be built on 32 acres in eastern Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. This promotes the sustainability initiative of auto engine manufacturer Mercury Marine.

“This solar project is suitable for Mercury, the Fond du Lac community, and the environment,” said Chris Dolly, president of Mercury Marine. “This investment in solar infrastructure, combined with other solar investments, will provide clean and renewable energy with the goal of deriving 50% of electricity usage from renewable sources by the end of 2030. I will promote it. “

The Ledge View Solar project is awaiting review and approval by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission in the coming months, offsetting 10% of the electricity Mercury uses on the Fond du Lac campus.

The project will include more than 12,000 solar panels that generate enough electricity to power about 1,300 households annually. Construction of the project will begin in the spring of 2023 and is scheduled to begin operations in October 2023. The project is being developed and built by One Energy Renewables from Madison’s regional office.

In January 2021, Mercury completed a rooftop array of 320 solar panels at Fond du Lac’s World Headquarters. The array was first manufactured by Mercury in the United States and will generate enough power to illuminate warehousing operations on the Fond du Lac campus for the next 30 years.

Ledgeview is the first project developed under Alliant Energy’s Renewable Energy Partner program to help commercial and industrial customers reach their sustainability goals.

“Alliant Energy is proud to support Mercury Marine embarking on this innovative clean energy initiative,” said Barbara Tormaschy, Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Regulatory Strategy at Alliant Energy. “The Renewable Energy Partner Program ensures that our commercial customers can offset their energy use with safe, reliable and clean electricity for decades to come.”

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