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Mercury to Build Solar Facility in Wisconsin

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Mercury Marine has entered a partnership to construct a solar-energy facility in Wisconsin that will offset 10 percent of its electricity usage at the company’s Fond du Lac campus.

The partnership with Alliant Energy will build the 5-mW solar array on 32 acres in eastern Fond du Lac County, Mercury parent Brunswick Corp. said in a statement this morning.

“Our investment in this solar infrastructure, combined with our other solar investments, will provide clean, renewable energy and propel us toward our goal to derive 50 percent of our electricity usage from renewable sources by the end of 2030,” said Mercury president Chris Drees.

The Ledgeview Solar Project, with a projected 12,000 panels, requires review and approval by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. It is the first project in Alliant Energy’s Renewable Energy Partner program.

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, and operations would begin next year in October. The contractor for development and construction is OneEnergy Renewables.

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