GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are turning the roof of the U. S. Cellular Picnic Pavilion into an energy source for Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Eland Electric will begin to install 88 solar panels on Monday, August 7.
"We saw this as an opportunity to go green and are excited to partner with Eland Electric," said Timber Rattlers vice president Aaron Hahn. "We have been looking at this for a while and the time seemed right to go ahead with this project."
The estimated savings is expected to be about $4,000 per year, which is the equivalent to an entire season of running the videoboard at the ballpark.
The solar panels are manufactured by SolarWorld Americas in Hillsboro, Oregon. They will be installed on the south side of the roof of the pavilion and drivers heading northbound on I-41 will be able to see the progress of the project.
"It is great to see another local organization understand the economic and environmental benefits of a renewable energy system," said Eland Electric Project Manager Jesse Michalski. "This will provide those benefits for the next 25-plus years."
The project should take two weeks and will be installed by the time the team begins their next homestand on Friday, August 18 against the Quad Cities River Bandits.
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