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New solar field on Kohler Co. campus will power local customers

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Alliant Energy and Kohler Co. launch community clean power partnership

The Kohler Village Board has approved a permit for Alliant Energy to construct a new Photovoltaic solar plant on Kohler Co. land.

According to an Alliant Energy press release, Alliant Energy and Kohler Co. have teamed up to install a 2.25-megawatt ground-mounted solar system at Kohler’s headquarters campus in Kohler, Wisconsin. The clean power partnership will provide clean energy to power 580 homes per year. The Kohler Solar Field will be operational by the end of 2021.

“We are excited to work with Kohler to bring more clean energy to our customers,” said Zach Hill, Senior Project Manager at Alliant Energy. “Alliant Energy and Kohler share a mutual commitment to sustainability and renewable resources that will provide local economic and environmental benefits well into the future.”

The customer-hosted solar project is one of several environmental sustainability initiatives Kohler has undertaken since 2008 to reach NetZero GHG emissions across operations by 2035. The Customer-Hosted Renewables Program is part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Vision, which aspires to attain net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity the company generates by 2050.

“This is an important element of our Better Planet environmental strategy because it’s helping the company reduce its impact while bringing a valuable long-term benefit to our local community,” says Ratish Namboothiry, Director of Innovation for Good and Sustainability of Kohler Co. “We look forward to working with Alliant Energy to bring clean energy to Sheboygan County.”

More details on the solar plant will appear in an upcoming issue of The Kohler Village.

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