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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.
Lighting
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
Solar
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
Other
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
Solar
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
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
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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
Solar
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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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