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