Solar project will save money, teach students


Let the sunshine in.

Madison College's $180,000 solar project at the Reedsburg campus is now finished. Renewable Energy Program Director Ken Walz told the Reedsburg Times-Press the project will not only save the college about $20,000 a year in electricity costs, it will also be a learning tool for students in renewable energy and related fields such as architecture, construction, engineering, electrical apprenticeship, industrial maintenance and environmental science.  

Dr. Walz says the Reedsburg campus is the fourth renewable energy system completed as part of the college's "Solar Roadmap." Another set of solar panels is being installed at the Fort Atkinson campus.