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Sunday, October 01, 2023

Photovoltaic panels to be installed on roof of Capitol

State carbon emissions will be reduced by over two metric tons annually after the Executive Residence Board approved the installation of 48 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the state Capitol Monday.

The panels will be installed on the west wing roof the state Capitol as part of a solar energy project aimed at reducing emissions.

According to a statement from state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, the panels will produce over 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

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""These projects are a great way to help promote and demonstrate the state commitment to renewable resources,"" Risser said in the statement.

The panel project will be accompanied by an educational display located in the Capitol Rotunda. The project will feature an exhibit that shows the amount of electricity the panels produce. 

The panels will be fully funded from outside sources and will not require state funds.

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