Westphal a part of the 50-megawatt Bear Creek Solar Project in Richland County

Alliant Energy officially announced that a solar site in Richland County is now operational, ahead of an economic boost to the surrounding area. The 50-MW Bear Creek Solar Project will generate enough electricity to power 13,000 homes. Westphal participated in the installation of approximately 120,000 panels, the first of 12 planned large-scale solar energy sites by Alliant Energy.

In addition to this site producing clean solar energy to power homes and businesses, Richland County and the town of Buena Vista will receive an estimated $200,000 in combined shared revenue payments annually for the next 30 years through the state’s shared revenue program.

“Across Wisconsin, Alliant Energy is working with families, farmers, businesses and communities to develop renewable energy projects both big and small,” said David de Leon, president of Alliant Energy. “This project is an incredible milestone for our customers. Guided by our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities, this solar farm diversifies our energy portfolio, boosts American energy independence and increases access to affordable electricity.”

To learn more about this project, please visit the following articles:

Solar Power World: Alliant Energy completes 50-MW union-built solar project in Wisconsin 

NBC15: Alliant Energy to generate solar energy, revenue in Richland Co.

Channel 3000: Richland County solar project capable of powering 13K homes per day