Alliant project at Madison headquarters studies solar energy


August 26, 2015

MADISON Alliant Energy is studying solar-energy technology in a project outside its Madison headquarters.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports construction began Monday on the $5 million first phase of the project, which aims to study how solar energy works in a cold-weather climate like Madison. A second phase is expected next year.

The project includes ground-level solar panels, solar parking canopies and electric vehicle charging stations. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Alliant will also install solar picnic tables where employees can plug in phones or computers.

Alliant spokesman Scott Reigstad says the company would use what it learns for future renewable-energy projects. Project manager Rick Zimmerman says knowledge gained would be shared with others.


Associated Press