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Monday, September 28, 2009

Solar panels electrify Shorewood schools

From an article by Tom Content in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Panel by panel, small-scale solar power is building around the state.

Solar photovoltaic systems capable of generating about 15 kilowatts of electricity were connected to the power grid Friday at the intermediate and high schools in Shorewood. That's about enough to power two homes.

It's among nearly 600 projects installed across Wisconsin with financial support from the state Focus on Energy program.

The two systems in Shorewood were installed by UrbanRE Vitalization Group LLC of Milwaukee.

The Shorewood project was financed with the help of a $35,000 grant from the state Focus on Energy program and a $50,000 grant from We Energies.

"By helping clients work with both Focus on Energy and We Energies, we will be able to extend our reach and get more people to start thinking about renewable energy," said Lisa Schaal of UrbanRE.

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