Dane County finds `sweet spot` for county-owned solar farm

MADISON — Dane County has purchased land with the intention of growing its solar power portfolio in order to supply all county operations with renewable energy.

The county announced April 22 that it is seeking proposals to develop a solar farm on the 120-acre tract east of the county’s landfill in the town of Cottage Grove with the hope of beginning design in 2021.

The county estimates the land will support a plant roughly twice the size of a 9-megawatt project under development at the Dane County Regional Airport.

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