People in a rural Wisconsin county are split over a proposed solar farm. A Chicago developer named Invenergy wants to cover 27-hundred acres in Iowa County with solar panels.
The proposed Badger Hollow Solar Farm could power more than 70-thousand homes. Some residents support the plan, saying it has a financial benefit for farmers who own land where the solar panels will be placed, in addition to solar power being environmentally friendly. Critics say they’re concerned the panels will take up valuable farmland and hurt the area’s scenic beauty.