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Report: WI Renewable Energy Presents Economic Opportunity

March 11, 2015 MADISON, Wis. – Solar- and wind-energy companies account for a lot of jobs and economic activity in Wisconsin, according to a new report that says the state has huge growth potential in renewable energy. Renewables are a big part of the state’s economy, said Andy Olsen, senior policy adviser at the Environmental […]

Wis. farmers turn to solar power

Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:22 PM CST By Kaitlyn Riley http://www.wqow.com/story/27932834/2015/01/24/solar-panels-bring-savings-to-a-spring-valley-farmer Spring Valley (WQOW) – Hundreds of farmers are visiting Eau Claire this weekend for the 84th Annual Wisconsin Farmer’s Union Convention. One of this year’s major topics is using solar energy in agriculture. Spring Valley Farmer Joseph Bacon first started turning sunshine into savings […]

Advocates: Wisconsin solar fight could spill into other states

Posted on 08/20/2014 by Kari Lydersen A closely watched battle over utility policy in Wisconsin could determine the fate of solar development throughout the region, advocates say. The dispute is over three major rate cases recently filed by We Energies,Madison Gas & Electric andWisconsin Public Service Corporation. The three utilities cover much of the eastern half of the state as well […]

A Wis. conservative pushes back against GOP resistance to solar

Evan Lehmann, E&E reporterClimateWire: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Four years ago, a Wisconsin Republican urged his party to overcome its fear of environmental action, saying that a conservative green movement could strengthen both the economy and GOP candidates. Then he got clobbered.Now his son is taking a turn. Matt Neumann hopes to convince state officials […]

Seven-Alarm Solar

http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2014/08/seven-alarm-solar/ Seven fire departments in Missouri are now harvesting the power of the sun, thanks to Wisconsin-based solar developerSunVest (No. 143 on the Solar Power World 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors list). SunVest, a full-service solar electric installation company that has completed more than 500 installations totaling 7.5 MW across four states, reached out to the Boles Fire […]

SunVest named in the 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors

2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors Solar Power World, the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news, presents the 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors list. The list ranks applicants according to their influence in the solar market in 2013.  The list details the location of a company, how many people it employs, its primary market (utility, residential […]