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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.

October 7, 2021

Prairie Power, Inc. has taken another step towards its Carbon Reduction Policy goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 through a recent agreement with Ranger Power LLC to purchase solar-generated electricity from its Big River Solar Farm located in White County, Illinois.

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.

November 2, 2020

In the hypothetical battle to determine which renewable resource would be best suited for Montcalm County — wind or solar — there’s been little debate.

It’s apparently both.

During the Oct. 28 annual investors meeting of the Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), representatives from Ranger Power, a utility-scale solar energy developer in Brooklyn, New York, and Apex Clean Energy, a utility-scale clean energy company in Charlottesville, Virginia, spoke on the subject of projects in development within Montcalm County.

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.

January 8, 2020

Michigan’s largest solar farm, Ranger Power’s Assembly Solar Project is under construction bringing more than 300 jobs to area. 

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 23, 2019

The construction contractor for a $250 million solar farm in Shiawassee County is ready to start hiring 250 workers to build the development.

McCarthy Building Companies, which is the general contractor for Ranger Power’s Assembly Solar project in Hazelton and Venice townships, is looking for pile drivers, forklift operators, layout crews and general laborers.

October 15, 2019

A proposed Shelby County solar farm has taken a step forward with a decision by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

The $175 million Speedway Solar project achieved another milestone this month when the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) entered an order declining to take jurisdiction over Speedway Solar’s proposed 199-megwatt solar farm in northeastern Shelby County, finding that the public interest is served by a declination of jurisdiction. This has been a common decision for other independent power producers, but it marks the first time the IURC has issued the order for a large-scale solar project in Indiana.

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

New York-based Ranger Power has submitted plans for an 1100 acre solar farm just northeast of Lincoln which could potentially power 30,000 homes.

September 6, 2019

Agreement Adds 100 Megawatts of Solar Energy for Consumers Energy Customers

ALBION, Mich., September 5, 2019 – Consumers Energy and Ranger Power today announced an agreement for Consumers Energy to purchase 100 megawatts of solar power from River Fork Solar, a solar energy generating facility in Calhoun County. This agreement will require final approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission.

September 6, 2019

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

July 30, 2019

JEFFERSON — Members of the public joined elected officials, local leaders and industry professionals Tuesday for a showcase of Badger State Solar, a proposed 149-megawatt photovoltaic solar facility in the Town of Jefferson.

Attendees also had an opportunity to learn about utility scale solar development in the state during the discussion, hosted by the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum (WICEF) at Badger State Solar headquarters, 222 S. Wisconsin Drive in Jefferson.