Newman HS to Save $400 Annually Thanks to New Solar Panels

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Science classes will get a new surge of energy at Newman Catholic High School next year thanks to 10 new solar panels that were installed Tuesday.

Newman was one of two schools selected in the state to receive the panels. The school will save about $400 a year- which evens out to power three classrooms thanks to the SolarWise Program presented by Wisconsin Public Service.

"Students will be able to look at the way the system performs day to day. On sunny days, on cloudy days and all the seasons. So I really think it'll be as hands on as you can get,” Explained Newman Science Teacher Stephen Knudsen.

The $32,000 worth of equipment and 15 years maintenance will not cost the school anything. WPS supplied equipment and future labor.

But Newman isn't only school participating in the SolarWise program. Here is a complete list of the high schools currently participating in SolarWise for Schools, along with the year they joined the program:

2013 - Wausau Newman Catholic, Mishicot
2012 - Lakeland Union
2011 - Lena
2010 – Preble, Goodman-Armstrong Creek
2009 – Chilton, Gibraltar, Elcho
2008 – West De Pere, Stockbridge, Peshtigo
2007 – Green Bay West, Marathon, Kewaunee, Pembine
2006 – Stevens Point, NEW Lutheran, Brillion
2005 – Wausau West, Rhinelander, Notre Dame Academy, Crivitz
2004 – Wrightstown, Wausau East, Marinette, Sevastopol
2003 – Bay Port, Oconto, Tomahawk, Valders, Pacelli (Stevens Point)
2002 – Ashwaubenon, D C Everest, Wabeno
2001 – Green Bay Southwest, Merrill, Wausaukee
2000 – Denmark, Lourdes, Laona
1999 – Pulaski, Oshkosh West, Crandon
1998 – Mosinee, Waupaca, East De Pere
1996 – Green Bay East, Antigo, Southern Door

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