MGE breaks ground on MMSD, city solar project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) has begun construction on the Hermsdorf Solar Fields, an 8-megawatt solar array that will serve the city of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), according to the utility. The solar array will consist of about 28,000 solar panels and will cover approximately 53 acres of land north of Dane County’s Rodefeld Landfill in southeast Madison. A 5-megawatt share will serve city operations and a 3-megawatt share will serve MMSD operations. 

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