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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Solar Array
100kW ground mounted solar PV array at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center began operation January 2017 offsetting 42 percent of the Center’s electricity use. Extensive energy efficiency upgrades to the center in early 2017 will likely increase the electricity provided from solar to up to 60 percent of the Center’s electricity needs. The $315,000 photovoltaic system was designed and installed by Bessler Brother’s Electric (MN) and Solicon Technologies. The Center received a US Forest Service grant for capital projects for both the solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
Ashland, Bayfield
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LUHS, In Minocqua, WI, installed the largest solar array of any public K-12 school in the state in December 2016.The 280 kW project along with major energy efficiency upgrades were paid for under Act 32, that allows school districts to raise the tax levy for spending on energy efficient projects without taking the issue to referendum. The solar array should offset 20 percent of the school's energy use with guaranteed savings by Schneider Electric of more than $291,000 over fifteen years.
Lakeland Union High School Solar Array
LUHS, In Minocqua, WI, installed the largest solar array of any public K-12 school in the state in December 2016.The 280 kW project along with major energy efficiency upgrades were paid for under Act 32, that allows school districts to raise the tax levy for spending on energy efficient projects without taking the issue to referendum. The solar array should offset 20 percent of the school's energy use with guaranteed savings by Schneider Electric of more than $291,000 over fifteen years.
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Sunflower II, in Warren, WI in St Croix County, should be energized in May. The 2.34 MW solar field, consisting of 9,360 solar-tracking panels, is Dairyland Power's latest project. After completion, Dairyland will have installed 19 MW in Wisconsin.Sunflower II, in Warren, WI in St Croix County, should be energized in May. The 2.34 MW solar field, consisting of 9,360 solar-tracking panels, is Dairyland Power's latest project. After completion, Dairyland will have installed 19 MW of solar power in Wisconsin.
Sunflower II Solar Field
Sunflower II, in Warren, WI in St Croix County, should be energized in May. The 2.34 MW solar field, consisting of 9,360 solar-tracking panels, is Dairyland Power's latest project. After completion, Dairyland will have installed 19 MW of solar power in Wisconsin.
Buildings: LEED and Energy Star
Wisconsin engine company Briggs & Stratton Menomonee Falls Distribution Center - competitor in EPA's ENERGY STAR 2016 Battle of the Buildings.
EPA's ENERGY STAR 2016 Battle of the Buildings - Wisconsin Competitor
Wisconsin engine company Briggs & Stratton Menomonee Falls Distribution Center - competitor in EPA's ENERGY STAR 2016 Battle of the Buildings.
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Xcel Energy in developing Solar*Connect Community, 1MW solar gardens each in Eau Claire and La Crosse. The program is now more than 90 percent subscribed.  The City of Eau Claire subscribed for 116 kW of solar electricity to fully offset their electric use at the public swimming pool. Eau Claire County, Stanley Boyd School District, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Village of North Hudson, Menominee School District and Fort McCoy are other public subscribers. In addition to local government use, more than
Eau Claire Solar Garden Groundbreaking
Xcel Energy in developing Solar*Connect Community, 1MW solar gardens each in Eau Claire and La Crosse. The program is now more than 90 percent subscribed. The City of Eau Claire subscribed for 116 kW of solar electricity to fully offset their electric use at the public swimming pool. Eau Claire County, Stanley Boyd School District, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Village of North Hudson, Menominee School District and Fort McCoy are other public subscribers. In addition to local government use, more than 20 businesses and 80 homeowners are subscribers. In La Crosse, Gundersen Health, Mayo and Marshfield Clinics subscribed.
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First installation of Madeline Island Resiliency Project in the town of La Pointe. 18.2 kW array provides 112% of the electricity needs for the town library and medical clinic. The next phase of the project includes installation of a PV array at the Town Hall.
Madeline Island Resiliency Project
First installation of Madeline Island Resiliency Project in the town of La Pointe. 18.2 kW array provides 112% of the electricity needs for the town library and medical clinic. The next phase of the project includes installation of a PV array at the Town Hall.
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80.6 KW PV array on the roof of the Kaukauna City municipal building, Another view of the 80.6 KW array, City of Kaukauna Municipal Services Building
WPPI Kaukauna Municipal Building Solar Project
The newly installed 80.6 kW PV Solar at Kaukauna City Municipal Building roof started producing energy on September 1st 2016. The system is net metered. The project was funded with the assistance of a WPPI Energy grant of $100,000. The PV Solar was 100% engineered and installed by Kaukauna Utilities engineering, electrical and maintenance crew.
Kaukauna, WI
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WPPI Kaukauna Municipal Building Solar Project
View from the roof of Kaukauna Municipal Building
Kaukauna, WI
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Willy Street Co-op East Community Solar Project
Willy Street Co-op East 25 kilowatt Community Solar Project Financed in Less than 1 Month. The Co-op and 9 members invested $38,500 to pay for the balance of the solar array after the 30 percent Federal Investment Tax Credit. The accompanying lighting retrofit replacing 228 fluorescent lamps with LEDs cut energy use from lighting by half. Focus on Energy incentives assisted with the retrofit.
Madison, WI
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Cutler Country Farm
An organic, self reliant vegetable, fruit and cattle farm, uses solar panels to heat a 300-gallon storage tank that provides hot water and heat for the farmhouse. Their greenhouse is heated with a geothermal system and watered with captured rain water.
Milladore, WI
Biogas
Dane County Zero Net Energy East District Campus
This BioCNG filling station is supplied by methane from the Dane County landfill. It has the ability to produce 250 gallons equivalent of clean fuel daily for the County fleet of 40 vehicles and snowplows.
Dane County, WI
Biomass
Statz Bros., Inc Engine Room for Second Biodigester
Sun Prairie, WI
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Statz Brothers Second Biodigester
Sun Prairie, WI
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Components Company Inc. Installs Solar PV Offsets Half their Electric Use
Brookfield, WI
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Isthmus Engineering Achieves Carbon Neutrality
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing, Madison Wisconsin, designs and builds custom automation equipment, added an additional 100kW of solar energy to their existing solar installation, making their manufacturing bays carbon neutral.
Madison, Wisconsin
Buildings: LEED and Energy Star
Rishi Tea Using Focus On Energy's Design Assistance Program
Rishi Tea, using Focus on Energy's Design Assistance Program, achieved 41% energy cost savings overall and a 43% reduction in lighting power density.
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Evergreen Credit Union is Carbon Neutral for Electricity
Evergreen Credit Union (ECU) in Neenah, Wisconsin earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2015 then installed a 56.4 kW photovoltaic system that produces enough electricity to meet 80 percent of their remaining annual electricity demand. The electricity they do purchase is green power from We Energies Energy for Tomorrow program. They used Eland Electric to install SolarWorld panels made in the USA.
Neenah, WI
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The Catholic Multicultural Center installs a Photovoltaic System
The Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison, WI recently installed a 15.5 kW solar photovoltaic system. Savings are expected to provide 10,000 meals a year through their community meal program. To read more, visit the December 2014 newsletter.
Madison, WI
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Energy Wheel
This Energy Wheel is a modification to the HVAC system at the Justice Center in Outagamie County, WI. According to the Outagamie County Maintenance Supervisor, Jerry Wittman (pictured), the Energy Wheel will help reduce energy costs, especially on hot summer days, by reducing chiller load by 25-30%.
Outagamie, WI
Utilities
Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and its combined heat and power (CHP) turbines. With a total of 700 kilowatts of generating capacity from biogas produced from anaerobic digestion along with a combined heat and power system to generate electricity and heat, the plant generates more than three quarters of its annual energy needs.
Sheboygan, WI
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City of Monona's Third-Party Solar PV
City of Monona's third-party solar PV project consists of solar systems on four city buildings for a total generation capacity of 156 kW or 30% of the buildings' electricity use. In addition to no up front costs, they are estimated to save the city $9,000 a year in utility bills. The city of Monona entered into a minimum six-year agreement to purchase the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) of the project from the solar developer, Falcon Energy Systems, LLC, in exchange for leasing the city space required to develop the project.
Monona, WI

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