Solar Array at Dane County Airport Powers Up

Learn how MGE is working with the County to grow clean energy in our community.


MGE is now delivering more clean energy to our community grid, thanks to a new 9-megawatt solar array at Dane County Regional Airport. MGE partnered with Dane County on the project, which is expected to produce enough carbon-free electricity to power about 40% of County operations.

With about 31,000 solar panels on 58 acres, the solar array is the largest in the state built for a single customer. MGE owns the array and sells the energy to Dane County under a Renewable Energy Rider (RER) agreement. MGE's innovative RER program grows clean energy in our community.

The array features tracking technology that adjusts the bifacial panels throughout the day to capture 35% more energy than a fixed array. Watch the video below to learn more about the project and get an up-close look at the array.

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published: Jan-12-2021