Badger Hollow Solar Park is a 300-megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in southwestern Wisconsin. It is one of the state’s first large-scale solar energy facilities, and among the largest of its kind in the Midwest.
Badger Hollow Solar Park is divided into two phases. WPS and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) jointly own the facility’s first phase, which began operations in December 2021. It features approximately 500,000 solar panels spread across 1,100 near Dodgeville in Iowa County. The first phase is capable of 150 MW of solar generation, enough to power 45,000 homes.
The facility delivers affordable, reliable and clean energy to WPS customers through innovative panels that capture solar energy on both sides. The panels are mounted to a tracking system that rotates to follow the path of the sun from sunrise to sunset each day. A series of electric cables and equipment convert the facility’s solar energy to electricity used by homes and businesses across Wisconsin.
Badger Hollow Solar Park is an important part of the commitment of WPS and its parent company, WEC Energy Group, to build a bright, sustainable future. WPS also owns and operates several other solar, wind and hydroelectric facilities in Wisconsin and Iowa.