Solar power is spreading in southern Wisconsin, and Juneau County is getting in on the alternative energy source.

Three area energy companies — OneEnergy Renewables, Oakdale Electric Cooperative and SolarShare WI Cooperative — have combined to break ground on two solar projects near the county’s two largest municipalities, Mauston and New Lisbon.

SolarShare was formed in 2021 by RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit focused on renewable energy sources, with grant funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

[Adapted from: 2 solar plants break ground in Juneau County June 2, 2023, Wisconsin State Journal]