We provided support for nearly 100 renewable energy projects in recent years. The links below go to summaries of some of the projects and/or real-time production data from the solar photovoltaic and wind renewable energy generation systems.
Ascension Lutheran Church
City of Brookfield Safety Building
Cooper Elementary School
Crown of Life Lutheran Church
Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ - Waukesha
Fairview Charter School
Family Enrichment Center of Ozaukee County
First Congregational Church - Port Washington
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
Fox River Academy
Fox River Christian Church
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Gateway Technical College Horizon Center Solar Tracker
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
Growing Power - Milwaukee
Lake Country School
Madison College - Fort Atkinson
Menomonee Falls North Middle School
Milwaukee Central Library
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee Recycling Education Facility
Navarino Nature Center
North Middle School - Menomonee Falls
North Shore Presbyterian Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Pragmatic Construction Home 1 - PV
Purdy Elementary School - Fort Atkinson
Racine Eco-Justice Center
Racine Montessori School
Racine St. Catherine's High School
Shoreland Lutheran High School
The Order of Julian of Norwich
Unitarian Universalist Church West
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Village of Marshall Wastewater Treatment Facility
Walden III Middle and Senior High School
Waukesha County Technical College
Wauwatosa Fire Department
Whitewater Innovation Center
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Wisconsin State Fair Park
What is solar or photovoltaic (PV) electricity?
When certain semi-conducting materials, such as specific kinds of silicon, are exposed to sunlight, they release small amounts of electricity. This process is known as the photoelectric effect. The photoelectric effective is the emission of electrons from the surface of a metal in response to light. This basic physical process converts sunlight to electricity via a solar-electric or PV cell.
What are the PV system components?
A PV system is made up of PV modules (groups of PV cells) — commonly called PV panels; an inverter for a utility grid-connected system when alternating current (AC) rather than direct current (DC); wiring; and mounting hardware or framework
How long do PV systems last?
A PV system that is properly designed, installed and maintained operates for more than 20 years. The basic PV module (interconnected, enclosed panel of PV cells) has no moving parts and can last more than 30 years.
How much electricity does a PV system generate?
A typical, properly installed PV system rated at 2 kilowatts produces around 2,450 kilowatt-hours a year in Wisconsin.