The Future’s So Bright

A solar panel array will harvest power from the sun for the next 30 years.

Madison Gas and Electric worker in reflective vest and hard hat stands in front of a row of large solar panels

Jeff Miller

In the summer of 2021, the UW and Madison Gas and Electric opened a solar panel array at O’Brien Solar Fields in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, giving renewable energy efforts a 20-megawatt boost. There are 60,318 panels in the 140-acre space, and they’re designed to harvest power from the sun for the next 30 years.

Published in the Winter 2021 issue

Tags: Environment, renewable energy, technology

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