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Waunakee Intermediate School Solar Project

In 2010, Waunakee Utilities aided Waunakee Intermediate School in purchasing and installing a photovoltaic system. The energy usage is shown on a display by the office inside the intermediate school allowing the school to better manage their use and cost of energy.

Waunakee High School harnesses the power of the sun

Electric customers in Waunakee are benefitting from a recently repaired solar photovoltaic (PV) project mounted on the roof of Waunakee High School.

Waunakee Utilities worked with a solar contractor to replace the system inverter for the two rows of roof-mounted solar panels originally installed in 1999 and 2001. The panels have a total output rating of 4.6 kilowatts, providing approximately 5,500 kilowatt-hours of emissions-free electricity each year. All electricity generated by the system will be used at the school.

“It is our objective to be a model for the use of renewable energy,” said Steve Bower, Physics teacher at Waunakee high school. “This project will create an excellent opportunity to educate our students and community about the benefits of renewable energy.”

Solar PV systems collect energy from sunlight and convert it into electricity, providing renewable, emissions-free energy. These highly visible projects demonstrate the technology, while educating the community on their benefits, operation and performance.

Waunakee High School

  • 4.6 kW fixed panels
  • 5,500 kWh per year
  • PV panels: Schott ASE 275W and ASE 300W
  • Output detail