Largest Wisconsin Solar Array to be Dedicated February 10

Monday, February 05, 2007

Milwaukee, WI – At a huge 44.4 kilowatts, the solar electric panels now covering the roof at the Urban Ecology Center are the largest such solar installation in the state of Wisconsin. The system, originally installed in 2003 by H&H Solar Energy Services of Madison, started out as a 48 module array. With the addition of 208 solar panels, the completed system now consists of 256 Kyocera solar panels mounted directly to the Center’s metal standing-seam roof. The Kyocera panels are expected to produce over 55,000 kilowatt-hours each year.

The Urban Ecology Center is a unique, neighborhood based, non-profit community and nature center located in Milwaukee's historic Riverside Park.

A dedication ceremony to announce the completion and activation of the system is planned for Saturday, February 10th, at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Urban Ecology Center’s public Winterfest event for families.

Chairman Daniel R. Ebert of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin which oversees electricity, gas, and telecommunication issues in the state is expected to be on hand to help christen the new system.

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