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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Children's museum will have solar panels for power and education

From an article in the Stevens Point Journal:

The front design for the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum new site at 1100 Main St. will blend in with the surrounding older buildings.

On Wednesday, the Stevens Point Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission approved the design by Arc Central, the architectural and design firm working on the renovations.

The Main Street front is part of an ongoing project to move the Children's Museum from the CenterPoint MarketPlace to its new location in what was called "The Connection." Because it is in the Main Street Historic District, the Main Street side of the building needed to be approved by the city commission.
Jim Lucas, project designer with Arc Central, said the idea was to "capture the flavor of downtown."

The museum's front also will have solar panels to collect light for the museum. The museum will sell back the excess energy to Wisconsin Public Service.

The museum will use the panels to teach children about alternative energy in a hands-on manner.

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