RENEW Wisconsin, a local group that advocates for renewable energy development in Wisconsin, has developed useful information about large-scale solar energy like the Badger State project. General information is available at www.renewwisconsin.org/solarfarms.
RENEW also has recently published research responsive to a common concern about the implications of solar farms on Wisconsin cropland. Read RENEW’s blog entry on “Solar and Agricultural Land Use” at www.renewwisconsin.org/solar-and-agricultural-land-use.
Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum also advocates in the state for renewable energy as part of an “all of the above” energy policy that “embraces innovative clean and renewable energy solutions for the future” as part of an approach focused on “sound, free market clean energy polices”. Read more at https://www.wiscef.org/.
According to its most recent (2018) Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis, leading financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard has found that the price of energy from utility-scale solar photovoltaic facilities has dropped by 88 percent in the past nine years. See https://www.lazard.com/perspective/levelized-cost-of-energy-and-levelized-cost-of-storage-2018/ and https://www.lazard.com/media/450767/historical-alternative-energy-lcoe-declines-100.jpg.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has published a “Farmer's Guide to Going Solar” that includes good information about the compatibility of solar energy production and agriculture (although some of the information is designed to help with decisions about building a solar facility to power farm operations). See more at www.energy.gov/eere/solar/farmers-guide-going-solar.