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Solar Panels at Lake Mills High School

WPPI Energy, Lake Mills Light & Water and Crystal Farms are partnering to fund a 10 kilowatt photovoltaic project at Lake Mills High School.

This project consists of 50 Kyocera KC200 solar panels capable of producing more than 12,000 kWh of electricity every year-that's enough electricity to meet the needs of two homes.

The panels are mounted directly onto the roof of the maintenance shop at the high school. It is an ideal southern facing roof in a place that will be visible to anyone who visits the Lake Mills High School. The plans for the project also include gathering real-time power generation data from the photovoltaic cells. This data is available for teachers and the public to see just how much emission-free electricity these cells are providing at any time.

For this project, WPPI provided a cash incentive plus an upfront payment for energy. The remainder of the project costs are being paid for by Crystal Farms and Lake Mills Light & Water. Russ Roedl, Vice President and General Manager of Crystal Farms said they were interested in using more renewable energy and thought of putting solar cells on their building. "This project presented an even greater opportunity. Through this project, all of Lake Mills will receive some energy made by a renewable source right here in our own community," Roedl said.

For more information on this project or ways to get involved in using renewable energy, contact us at (920) 648-4026. To see how much energy is being produced by the solar cells at the Lake Mills High School, click on the link above.