Coleman School District Solar Energizes Building, Students, and Community

The Coleman School District in Marinette County, WI began producing solar power on October 2nd from its 24-kilowatt solar-electric system.  The solar array, installed on the roof of the Coleman Elementary School, is expected to save the school an average of $4,000 a year in energy costs and offset 10% of its electric use.  The projet is 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 Electrical Corp. provided funding for this project.  Read more.