The Sun Could Power a Path Into the Middle Class in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is usually associated with cheese (or beer) not sunshine. Yet the southwestern part of the state has been targeted for the largest solar energy installation in the Midwest.

The Badger Hollow Solar Farm is slated to contain as many as 1.2 million solar panels over a 3500-acre expanse. The project is being developed by Invenergy, a private company focused on developing renewable energy sources. The vast area required for the solar farm means locating it in a rural area makes the most sense. Yet much of the workforce needed to build and then maintain the farm will likely have to come from nearby urban communities...

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