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Wood County Solar Project, LLC

Wood County Solar Project is proposing a 150 MW solar energy facility in Wood County, Wisconsin. We are excited to be working in partnership with county officials and landowners to bring Wood County residents the opportunity to host a clean, environmentally compatible, renewable energy generation installation.

Benefits of a Solar Energy Project

A solar project provides a healthy, productive economic development opportunity for local land to harvest a stable cash crop – the sun. Benefits include positive impacts to the local economy through tax revenues to local governments and support to other local services. Host communities typically experience economic boosts for local businesses and supply chains, and the opportunities for new jobs – primarily during the construction phase.  

 

In addition to being safe and compatible with agricultural and rural residential uses, solar energy facilities exist in harmony with wildlife and the environment. They make good neighbors because they operate almost silently without producing odor, byproducts or attracting additional traffic.

 

In the bigger picture, solar energy projects provide an abundant, earth-friendly, sustainable power resource to help stabilize electricity costs. These amazing systems lessen carbon emissions and contribute to the diversification of the nation’s electricity grid.

Project Stakeholder Appreciation

Without the vision and partnership of county officials and supportive community members, solar power facilities would not be possible. With gratitude, we want to recognize the residents of the Town of Saratoga and Wood County for their support and ambition to secure a bright future for their community through an economic contributor like Wood County Solar Project.

 
 

Facts

Location

Wood County Solar Project is located south of State Highway 73 [more specific: south of Sevenmile Creek] and west of State Highway 13, approximately 7 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids.

Size & Acres

The project size is estimated to be 1,650 acres in the town of Saratoga. However, the footprint of the actual project is approximately 1,200 acres.

Interconnection

March 2018: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) interconnection submitted

November 2020: Interconnection Agreement Execution (expected)

 

Local Economic Impacts

Hundreds of local jobs are expected to be generated during the project's construction phase.

Solar power facilities provide positive impacts to the local economy through increased revenues to local governments and the creation of new jobs during construction. In addition, throughout the development and construction phases, host communities can experience an economic surge for the local supply chain including increased spending at hotels, restaurants, stores, gas stations, and other goods and services in the area.  
 

 

 

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