Alliant Energy announced the completion of its 50-MW North Rock Solar Project. Over the life of the solar facility, the rural town of Fulton and Rock County are expected to garner $6 million in combined shared revenue payments.
With nearly 120,000 solar panels spanning 473 acres, the North Rock Solar Project can generate enough zero-fuel-cost electricity to power nearly 13,000 homes. It is the third utility-scale solar site Alliant Energy completed this year as part of its Clean Energy Blueprint to deliver more sustainable, reliable and cost-effective energy to customers.
With the completion of the North Rock Solar site, along with the previously announced Wood County and Bear Creek solar projects, Alliant Energy is now the largest owner-operator of solar generation in Wisconsin.
The North Rock Solar Project relied on the skilled work and craftsmanship of more than 100 operating engineers, carpenters, laborers and electricians from several local union halls.
This increased the project’s positive impact on the local economy while achieving an exceptional safety record. Construction began in August 2021 and completed ahead of schedule without any recordable injuries.
Less than 25 miles from the North Rock Solar site, Alliant Energy is also advancing the Albany Solar (50 MW) and Paddock Solar (65 MW) projects that the company expects to complete and place into service by the end of 2023.
Following plans laid out in its Clean Energy Blueprint, Alliant Energy’s combined 12 utility scale projects will create more than 2,000 local construction jobs, provide an estimated $130 million in local tax revenues over the next 30 years and help customers avoid more than $1.6 billion in long-term costs.