Rural Electric Coop | Midwest


Location: Balsam Lake, WI

Size: 2.46 MWdc

One Energy's Georgetown solar project benefits members of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative with local power generation.

This 2.46 MW site features 4,472 panels on 12 acres of land. Using a multi-tracking system, the panels follow the path of the sun to feed solar energy into the electric distribution system at nearby Bunyan Substation. Fully energized in December 2023, the project generates 4.3 million kWh of electricity annually, enough to power 430 homes.

The site features native vegetation to preserve the land while also providing habitat for pollinators. Annual maintenance of the site will include mowing to promote the establishment of native plants and encourage the healthy establishment of the native plant community in future years.

OneEnergy's partnership with Polk-Burnett started over two years ago, alongside eight other Wisconsin electric cooperatives. The co-op partnership drives cost savings for each of the co-ops to get better pricing and a greater return on investment for their members. Georgetown is one of 12 sites that OneEnergy is developing within the co-op partnership.