March 20, 2024

Today, Google is proud to announce it is expanding its presence in the Midwest with a $1 billion data center in Kansas City, Missouri. Additionally, the company announced it is expanding a skilled trade career development program to the region and contributing to North Kansas City School District’s alternative education STEAM program. Google is also working with Evergy to power the site and Ranger Power and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) to bring 400 megawatts of new carbon-free energy to the grid as part of the company’s ambitious goal to run on 24/7 carbon-free energy.

August 15, 2023

It all came down to a belief in the rights of property owners.

That was the consensus of the three members of the Clinton County Board of Supervisors Friday morning when they voted unanimously for a zoning change that would allow the expansion of an industrial-scale solar project northeast of Grand Mound.

August 5, 2023

Three students graduated as the inaugural recipients of the Headland Solar Community Scholarship Fund for Fowlerville High School, which was recently established as part of the Community Foundation for Livingston County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

June 22, 2023

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Duke Energy is expanding its Indiana solar energy resources. The company has signed an agreement with renewable energy developer Ranger Power for up to 199 megawatts of solar power to serve the equivalent of roughly 35,000 homes.

May 25, 2023

JONESVILLE — A new Jonesville Community Schools grant program recently announced by Ranger Power’s Heartwood Solar Project in partnership with the Hillsdale County Community Foundation will fund an influx of school programs and initiatives.

May 11, 2023

A planned commercial solar farm in eastern Howard County will not face a legal appeal.

No one living near the proposed Locomotive Solar project filed a petition for judicial review over the Howard County Board of Zoning Appeals’ approval of a special exception permit for the approximately 2,000-acre project.

March 31, 2023

A proposed solar farm for eastern Howard County overcame a hurdle Tuesday that brings it one step closer to construction. The Howard County Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 to grant a special exception permit to Ranger Power to construct a commercial solar farm just east of the town of Greentown.

January 10, 2023

CLINTON — The developer of a solar energy project near Grand Mound has created two charitable funds to benefit that town as well as two local school districts. Ranger Power has established the Hawkeye Solar Project Endowment Fund with the LincolnWay Community Foundation to facilitate local projects that will make lasting, positive impacts in and around Grand Mound. It also will benefit students in the Central DeWitt and Calamus-Wheatland school districts.

October 28, 2022

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) today issued an order granting a request for waivers and certificates of public convenience, use and necessity concerning the applications filed by Hawkeye Solar, LLC, and Hatchling Solar, LLC, regarding the companies’ separately proposed solar electric generating projects near Grand Mound in Clinton County, Iowa.

May 18, 2022

Consumers Energy today announced agreements to add 300 megawatts of clean energy – enough to power about 150,000 homes — from two Michigan solar projects being developed in Genesee and Hillsdale counties.

May 11, 2022

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) today announced that the Prairie State Solar (Prairie) and Dressor Plains Solar (Dressor) projects have reached commercial operation (COD) and closed debt and tax equity financing.

March 29, 2022

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) in partnership with Ranger Power, a Chicago-based utility-scale solar development company, announced the Assembly II and Assembly III solar projects have reached commercial operation (COD). Assembly Solar II is a 110-MWAC solar facility and Assembly Solar III is a 79-MWAC solar facility, both of which are located in Shiawassee County, Michigan. The Assembly II project reached commercial operation in December 2021, while the Assembly III project reached commercial operation in March 2022.

November 23, 2021

The proposed $250 million solar project would be built on 1,500 acres of land near Grand Mound and generate enough energy to power 50,000 homes and businesses.

June 4, 2021

Wisconsin regulators have approved Xcel Energy’s $104.5 million purchase of a solar farm under development in northwest Wisconsin.

The 74-megawatt Western Mustang facility is Xcel’s first large-scale solar investment in Wisconsin, though the utility has three 1-megawatt community solar gardens where customers can lease panels.

September 20, 2021

The Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) is now providing more locally generated energy to its member co-ops as a result of the newly activated 99-megawatt Prairie State solar array located in Perry County, Illinois.

May 21, 2021

Wisconsin regulators have approved construction of a controversial 1,400-acre Sheboygan County solar farm over protests from nearby residents.

The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the 150-megawatt Onion River solar project in the town of Holland, which is expected to produce enough electricity to supply nearly 40,000 homes and is one of six plants being built for Alliant Energy as part of a plan to replace coal-fired plants with renewable energy.

October 26, 2020

Xcel Energy’s clean energy transition has taken another significant step forward with a recent agreement with Western Mustang Solar, LLC to construct a 74-megawatt solar array to be located on privately owned land in Pierce County, Wis. When completed, it will be owned and operated by Xcel Energy and be the largest solar facility in western Wisconsin.

July 20, 2020

After years of planning, Michigan’s largest solar farm — Ranger Power’s Assembly Solar Project — is finally starting to take shape in Shiawassee County. Work on the 1,900-acre, $250-million solar project in Hazelton and Venice townships began in 2019 with piles and grading underway before the year ended.

July 15, 2020

Ranger Power, a utility-scale solar developer based in Brooklyn, New York, remains in the development phase of the “Freshwater Solar” project — 1,200 acres (1.875 square miles) of farmland shared between Day and Ferris townships.

The solar farm is anticipated to generate approximately 200 megawatts of energy with an investment of $200 million and is expected to create 300 construction jobs in the Montcalm County area.

July 13, 2020

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) last week approved DTE Electric plans that will stabilize electric rates through 2022 and expand its wind and solar-based holdings.

The stabilization is particularly notable, as it follows a three-month moratorium on service interruptions and a $30-40 million bill reduction for electric customers in June and July. Despite the hits to the utility by the pandemic, its latest plan calls for current electric rates to be maintained through 2022. According to the company, it’s a move meant to help customers recover first.

May 26, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (May 26, 2020) – Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) announces plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts (MW) of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. The projects are the next step in the company’s Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions.

January 30, 2020

Wisconsin regulators unanimously approved construction Thursday of a 149-megawatt solar farm in Jefferson County to produce energy for Dairyland Power Cooperative. Ranger Power plans to build and operate the Badger State solar farm on about 1,200 acres of land in the towns of Oakland and Jefferson, about 25 miles southeast of Madison. La Crosse-based Dairyland has a contract to purchase the power.

November 18, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law Thursday night ensuring small-scale residential and commercial solar projects won’t increase owners’ property taxes.

November 14, 2019

River Fork Solar, a Sheridan Township solar farm owned by Ranger Power, has taken a positive step forward with unanimous approval of its Conditional Use Permit (CUP) by both the Sheridan Township Planning Commission and the Sheridan Township Board last week.

October 1, 2019

The Lincoln City Council on Monday paved the way for a solar farm east of Lincoln that would be the largest in the state.

Council members voted 6-0 to grant a special permit to Ranger Power, a New York-based company that wants to build a 230-megawatt solar farm on roughly 1,100 acres in an area bounded by 128th Street, 148th Street and O Street and Havelock Avenue.

September 6, 2019

As demand for renewable energy increases and the cost of generating it decreases, the playing field in Nebraska is evolving.