Solar Energy

Green energy could be Wisconsin’s next big industry, providing high-paying jobs. The field is experiencing a job boom that reflects economics, not any sort of liberal agenda. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin was making progress on wind and solar power before Gov. Scott Walker was elected in 2011. But that progress stalled under his watch. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Watchdog group RePower Madison gives Madison Gas & Electric an overall grade of D+ in new “energy report card.” The utility company says its “long-term direction is consistent” with input from the community. more

Dec 19, 2016 7:59 PM News 1 Comments


Mary Langenfeld

A Madison couple installed solar panels for $15,000. Now they fear a proposed Park Street apartment building will shade them from the sun. The conflict could become more common as Madison strives to become both denser and greener. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

The state’s Public Service Commission has approved MGE's community solar project, the first in Dane County. more

Mar 11, 2016 3:26 PM News


David Michael Miller

​Community solar projects are a popular trend around the country, but Wisconsin lags in building them. MGE has proposed Dane County’s first project in Middleton. But will the state’s Public Service Commission approve it? more

Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM News