Milwaukee City Officials Announce Largest Solar Energy System

Milwaukee city officials announced on Tuesday plans to build the largest solar energy system in the city's history. The 8-acre project will be located close to General Mitchell International Airport, roughly 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee. "This project is a real win for Milwaukee, for the planet and for national security," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said during the announcement at the field's future location. The city is partnering with We Energies for the solar project — most of the electricity used in the city comes from the electric services company based in Milwaukee. "We are honored to be a part of this," We Energies President and CEO Kevin Fletcher said Tuesday. "As we look at continuing to look at our cleaner energy future, this is one way to illustrate that."

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