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