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College celebrates completion of rooftop solar installation

Faculty, staff, administrators and officials including Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes celebrated the completion of Wisconsin's largest rooftop solar installation Wednesday, Jan. 16. 

The solar installation was a collaborative effort with Madison Gas and Electric Company and will provide a hands-on laboratory for students in renewable energy and related programs. The solar array will also save taxpayers $300,000 per year in energy costs.

Barnes read a gubernatorial proclomation that stated Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 is now Madison College Solar Energy Day. The news conference concluded with a ribbon cutting and poster presentations by students who are earning Renewable Energy Certificates. 

Published January 16, 2019.