Madison College celebrates "Earth Day" year round

Madison College's solar rooftop installation at the Truax Campus.


Earth Day has celebrated its 50th anniversary. At Madison College, the "green" holiday is celebrated year round.

Madison College Renewable Energy Instructor Ken Walz

Renewable Energy instructor Ken Walz talked to Channel 3 and Spectrum News (Facebook link) about the college’s solar panel project, which is the largest single rooftop installation in Wisconsin.

The solar system will provide about 25 percent of the annual electricity use of the Truax Campus' main building – roughly equal to the consumption of 300 homes.

The college also recently installed a solar system at its new Goodman South

Campus and is currently working on projects at its Commercial Avenue, Fort Atkinson and Reedsburg campuses.