Researching the latest solar technologies and how effectively they operate in Wisconsin’s climate will be the primary focus of a large demonstration project Alliant Energy announced today. The company has plans to install more than three dozen unique renewable energy features over the next few years as part of a solar lab on the grounds of its headquarters in Madison, WI.

Phase one of the project includes several ground-level and building-mounted solar panels, solar parking canopies covering nearly 50 parking spaces, 13 electric vehicle charging stations, solar café tables and a battery energy storage system.

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