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Utilities
Dane County Airfield
Dane County Airfield Maintenance Building’s 100 kW photovoltaic system is able to provide half the electric needs of the 58,800SF LEED registered, energy efficient building. Opened September 2014, the building includes a geothermal system, energy efficient boilers and large ceiling fans.
Madison, WI
Buildings: LEED and Energy Star
Lake Mills Elementary's EcoScreen
Photo of Lake Mills Elementary's EcoScreen. The EcoScreen educates students about their building's energy use and green features. As a LEED v4 Beta project, Lake Mills Elementary includes geothermal heating and cooling, solar electric and solar hot water systems, daylighting, and a green roof.
Lake Mills, WI
Solar
Letterhead Press Installs Solar
Letterhead Press Inc., New Berlin, WI, recently installed 1,300 solar panels, making this 337 kilowatt system one of the largest solar projects of 2015. This solar system will generate one quarter of Letterhead's annual energy use, saving the company about $1.5 million over the life of the panels. The project was able to achieve a five year payback period with a $236,000 grant from the Focus on Energy program. Additionally, Letterhead has cut its energy use by percent through energy-saving projects making big strides toward the goal of being 100 percent energy self-sufficient.
Solar
Kickapoo Coffee Fully Electrified by Solar
Kickapoo Coffee owners TJ Semanchin (left) and Caleb Nicholes of Viroqua, Wisconsin, installed a 25 kW, 80 panel solar array that eliminated all their electricity purchases.
Viroqua, Wisconsin
Wind
Minnesota Saves 30 Billion Gallons of Water Using Wind Energy
Top Ten Minnesota Counties Water Savings From Wind Energy vs. Coal Generation
Biogas
Gundersen Health System's Dairy Digester
Gundersen constructed a dairy digester on the Maunesha River Dairy near Sun Prairie, Wis. The farm's more than 1,300 cows will supply more than enough manure to make the project economically viable. The project represents approximately 5 percent of Gundersen's energy independence goal
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Biomass
Gundersen Health System's Biomass Boiler
The biomass boiler represents 38 percent of Gundersen's energy independence goal - by far the largest single project in their Envision portfolio.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Other
Gundersen Health System's Geothermal Heat Pump
As part of its plan to achieve energy independence, Gundersen Health System installed a 300-ton heat pump along with 156 wells buried about 400 feet underneath a parking lot. The system takes advantage of the moderate temperatures underground to improve efficiencies of HVAC equipment.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Largest WI Municipal Solar Array
Dane County Airfield Maintenance Building 100 kW photovoltaic system provides half the electric needs of the 58,800SF LEED registered building. Opened September 2014, the building is designed to be energy efficient including a geothermal system, energy efficient boilers and large ceiling fans.
Madison, WI
Biogas
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GreenWhey Inc.'s Anaerobic Digestion Facility
Photo of GreenWhey Energy Inc.’s anaerobic digestion facility, Turtle Lake, WI. Green whey processes more than 350,000 gallons per day of wastewater and liquid byproducts from local food companies into biogas that powers 3,000 homes a year, a high quality fertilizer byproduct, keeping nutrients out of the watershed and greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Turtle Lake, WI
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Wisconsin's Second Solar Community Garden
St. Croix Electric Cooperative's 103 kW community solar garden became operational in July 2014. Called Sunflower 1, the solar PV array is expected to produce enough electricity annually to power 13 homes. Wisconsin's second community solar project has one hundred and twenty co-op member subscribers.
Hammond, WI
Solar
Wisconsin's First Community Solar Farm
Photo of Wisconsin's first community-owned utility-scale solar farm. Vernon Electric Cooperative partnered with Clean Energy Collective to build a 305 kW solar farm that residents purchased shares of. It sold out in the first 2 weeks. See Projects tab for more information
Westby, WI
Solar
Sisters Turn to the Sun
Photo of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross's 112 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system - among the top 25 largest in the state. The solar photovoltaic system will produce 147,000 kW annually, which is equivalent to the electrical needs of 14 houses, and is expected to pay for itself in 10 years.
Green Bay, WI
Solar
The Little Farmer Solar Project
The Little Farmer Solar Project
The Little Farmer Solar photovoltaic system. In an effort to help combat drought to apple orchards and pumpkin patches, the Little Farmer installed an 8.5 kW array and a smaller 2.5 kW PV array (not pictured) to power on-site water pumps for irrigation.
Malone, WI
Solar
Jefferson Solar Park Installation
Jefferson Solar Park
Solar PV professionals install solar panels in the 1 MW Jefferson Solar Park. Read more about this project under our 'Projects' page.
Jefferson, WI
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Solar Thermal Heats Up MSOE
Solar thermal project on Milwaukee School of Engineering's Public Safety Building offsets approximately 60% of the building's hot water use. H&H Solar installed fourteen flat-plate solar collectors on a steel structure attached to the roof.
Milwaukee, WI
Solar
Coleman Elementary School Solar Array
Coleman School District Superintendent Brian Walters (right) watches as Eland Electric workers Paul Mahlik (left) and Rick Brice install solar panels on the roof of Coleman Elementary School as a part of the SolarWise for Schools program. The 24-kilowatt solar-electric system will benefit the district in energy savings and in resources to the students as they learn about solar energy.
Coleman, WI
Solar
Lighthouse at Sand Island
The 1881 lighthouse on Sand Island, one of the Apostle Islands and a National park, uses solar light replacing 600 gallons of kerosene oil per season.
Sand Island Bayfield, WI
Solar
Johnson Controls Headquarters Solar Energy System
At Johnson Controls Headquarters, 1,452 ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels generate 320,000 kWh of electricity per year, while 14,355 SF of roof-mounted PV panels generate an additional 150,000 kWh per year. One of the largest arrays in Wisconsin, the system produces the electricity used in the 112,600 SF of new buildings on the campus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 413.5 tons per year. Thirty-four roof-mounted solar thermal collectors, totaling 1,088 SF, supply more than 30% of the hot water needed for the Power Solutions buildings.
Glendale, WI
Community Energy
May 14, 2013 Meeting Attendees
Pictured above: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Greg Fritsch of CLean Energy North America, Dale Deeds and Chris Kuhl of ZBB are engage in conversation with Heather McCombs of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. At the back of the room Brian Driscoll of WECC sitts next to Amy Taivalkoska an alternative energy entrepeneur and Dean Wolff of Milwaukee Solar, LLC. Not pictured are meeting hosts Daren Daniels and Michael Harper of Urban Clean Energy Ventures.
Milwaukee, WI
Solar
Solar array at Growing Power- May 14 Meeting Tour
Meeting attendee Dean Wolf of Milwaukee Solar, LLC was kind enough to give us a pre-tour of the solar array he installed for Growing Power.
Milwaukee, WI

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