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Dane County completes job center solar project

MADISON (WKOW) — Dane County officials celebrated the completion of the county’s latest solar energy project on Tuesday.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined project leaders to show off new solar panels installed on the roof of the Dane County Job Center. The 498-panel solar system will save the county $18,000 a year on utility costs and generate about 25 percent of the building’s annual electricity.

Installation of the solar array on the roof of the Dane County Job Center was completed in April.

“Dane County is proud to be a clean, green energy leader in Wisconsin,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “This solar project has supported local clean energy jobs and will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. It’s a win for our environment, economy, and Dane County taxpayers.”

Dane County owns more solar than any other county in the state, generating over 600 kW of power.

Tuesday’s ribbon cutting marks the completion of Dane County’s 16th solar project. Other facilities with solar installations include the East District Highway Garage, Medical Examiner’s Office, Henry Vilas Zoo, and Dane County Regional Airport.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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