Vienna solar farm in works?

The Town of Vienna and Chicago-based Invenergy, a sustainable energy company, have begun preliminary planning for a large solar farm near the North Madison Substation on Patton Road just north of Hwy. V.

Reportedly, Invenergy has been contacting homeowners about 25-year land leases with a goal of leasing 2,500 acres from property owners, according to a Waunakee Tribune report.

Vienna Town Clerk Kathy Clark says the leases could be more profitable for landowners than leasing land for farming, but the farmers would lose out.