Operating on 100% renewable energy is a very expensive endeavor for any business to undertake but Organic Valley had set its sights on implementing that policy for their company.
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However, it was quite difficult for them to find a partner to develop the project. And so began their quest for clean energy that led to a collaboration between organizations and states to meet their goals and paved the way for the largest-ever solar project in Wisconsin.
The Butter Solar Project consists of 32 megawatts installed at 10 locations feeding into 13 municipal utilities in three states. A who’s who of co-op grocery store shelves including Organic Valley, Dr. Bronner’s and Clif Bar have signed on to buy the renewable credits along with the city of Madison.
It all started with a quest by Organic Valley to operate on 100% renewable energy before the project mushroomed into a much larger initiative, said Eric Udelhofen, project director for the developer, OneEnergy Renewables.
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(Image credit: OneEnergy Renewables)