Coleman School District Solar Power Comes Online

October 21, 2013

The Coleman School District officially began producing solar power on Tuesday, October 2nd, as its 24-kilowatt solar-electric system came online.  The solar array was installed on the roof of the Coleman Elementary School and is expected to save the school an average of $4,000 a year in energy costs. 

The project is a part of the SolarWise for Schools program, which uses the Wisconsin Public Service Community Foundation to provide schools with solar panels and installation, maintenance for 15 years, and a 26-week lesson plan with resources to learn about the renewable energy source and training for teachers who will use the curriculum.

The Wisconsin Public Service Community Foundation, Focus on Energy, and the Eland Electric Corp provided funding for this project.

View the new solar array here.

Municipality/Location: 

Coleman, WI. Marinette County

Category: 

  • Solar