Large Solar Project Coming to Madison

The 28,000-panel array will provide clean electricity to the City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District.


The sun was shining as leaders from the City of Madison and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) broke ground in July for an 8-megawatt (MW) solar array in southeast Madison. The project, known as the Hermsdorf Solar Fields, will provide locally generated solar energy to the City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

According to the City and school district, the carbon-free electricity generated by the array is expected to increase renewable energy use in City operations by nearly 20% and by about 16% for MMSD. The solar array is expected to start generating by the end of the year. Watch a brief video to learn more about our partnership with the City, Madison schools and the Hermsdorf family.

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published: Sep-01-2021