Power of the Sun: LUHS is now home to the largest solar farm of any school in Wisconsin

Article originally published by Lakeland Times

As renewable energy continually steps forward into the minds of builders, Lakeland Union High School has made a giant leap in the world of solar energy. LUHS has now flipped the switch to the “on” position for the largest solar energy farm of any school in the state of Wisconsin.

The project was assisted by Act 32, a piece of legislation passed in 2011 that allows school districts to raise the tax levy for spending on energy efficient projects without taking the issue to referendum. The raised tax levy allows up to $14.6 million to be spent on renovations for renewable energy such as the solar panels, improved lighting and updated heating and cooling systems which are exceeding their life expectancy…
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Lakeland Union High School 280 kW solar array provides 20% of school’s electricity use.

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