State’s largest solar garden to be built in La Crosse County
Structure will span over 70 acres
Xcel Energy is looking at having 63-percent carbon free energy by 2030, and it hopes a La Crosse solar garden will help accomplish that goal.
The structure will span over 70 acres in size and will be built in La Crosse County by this winter.
David Stingle with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association says clean energy is the future, and this project is an indication of that.
Home owners and renters each buy a solar panel from the garden and receive credit back on their monthly bill based on how much energy was generated.
The agreement normally lasts for 25 years, although a customer can sell the share back to Xcel if they leave the service area.
If approved this fall, the garden built in La Crosse County would be the largest of it’s kind in Wisconsin.
If interested in purchasing shares, contact Xcel.