The University of Wisconsin-Platteville was recognized at RENEW Wisconsin’s 12th annual Renewable Energy Summit, held yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin, where the university’s solar array project was selected for the organization’s Clean Energy Honor Roll.
“As an institute of higher education, it is important that we lead by example,” said Dr. Tammy Evetovich, interim chancellor at UW-Platteville. “I am thankful for the tireless work of many people across campus – including our students – that turned our vision for a solar array into a reality. This recognition from RENEW Wisconsin reaffirms our university’s commitment to sustainability and also, I hope, inspires others in the state to pursue similar sustainability initiatives.”
UW-Platteville received state approval for the 2.4-megawatt solar array in February 2021 and construction began shortly after. The solar array became active last August. The array spans five acres in the university’s Memorial Park and includes 5,516 panels. The entire array is designed to produce 3,334,274 kWh of electricity a year, given an average number of sunny days.
According to its website, RENEW Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Wisconsin through the advancement of renewable energy.
For more information about UW-Platteville’s sustainability initiatives, visit www.uwplatt.edu/department/sustainability.