Michels Solar Project

About the project

The Michels Solar Project within the Fond du Lac Community Solar Garden is Alliant Energy’s first customer-hosted solar project to become operational in Wisconsin. This partnership between Michels, Engie LLC and Alliant Energy will provide safe, reliable clean energy for decades to come.

Fast facts

  • Developer: Engie LLC
  • Size: 245 kilowatts
  • Panels: 728
  • Homes powered: 39

Why solar?

Alliant Energy owns, operates and uses the energy grid to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to homes, businesses and communities.

Clean energy, including solar, has become increasingly cost effective. Solar creates energy customers will enjoy for many years with no added fuel costs and low operation and maintenance costs. With this rooftop solar site, the Michels Solar Project turns unused space into income and showcases its commitment to sustainability.

Clean Energy Blueprint

The Michels Solar Project is part of our Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals include eliminating all coal from our generation fleet by 2040 and aspiring to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity we generate by 2050.

Alliant Energy works tirelessly to modernize its utility grid for the benefit of future generations of customers across Wisconsin and Iowa. We build smarter energy infrastructure to deliver cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy to all customers, and maintain affordable rates. A smarter grid means customers get more control, choices and flexibility.

Partnering with customers to develop solar projects is just another way we keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.

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