Two of the state’s largest utilities plan to invest a total of $390 million in two solar power projects that would be the first of their size in the state.

Wisconsin Public Service, a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group, and Madison Gas and Electric, as well as the developers of the projects, filed applications for approval with state regulators Thursday.

The two solar projects would generate a total of 300 megawatts — enough electricity for more than 70,000 residential customers — and indicate the changing economics of large-scale solar projects. Read the full story here.