Solar Lights Up Fitchburg Trails

A quarter-mile portion of the Capital City State Trail in Fitchburg, WI is a test site for solar-powered LED lights embedded in the trail.  The pilot project is a partnership between the Fitchburg Public Works Department, Dane County Parks, and the Saris Cycling Group, a Madison-based cycling transportation and infrastructure company.   There will be 30 solar-powered lights embedded down the middle of the path every 50 feet.  They have a battery-life of 4,000 hours when fully charged and are highly efficient: they have the ability to collect power in even low-level light areas.  These lights are the first of their kind in Wisconsin and only the second to be completed in the country.