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UW-Platteville set to build state's biggest solar array

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 18:18:30-05

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is going all-in on solar, with plans to install five acres of panels that would become the largest state-owned solar array in Wisconsin.

The project will supply campus with about 17% of its annual electricity and save the school $217,000 a year. The project will make the university the sixth-highest on-site producer of renewable energy among universities nationwide.

The solar project has been in the works for years, with final approvals just this month.

Professor Amy Seeboth-Wilson said construction will begin as soon as weather permits. Work should be done by the time students return to campus this fal

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