Lakeland Union High School

Rooftop | 280 kW capacity

LUHS CrestLakeland Union High School (LUHS) is a public high school (grades 9-12) with over 700 students. LUHS partnered with SunPeak through a performance contract to install the largest solar system on a public school in the state of Wisconsin. The 280kWdc rooftop system is comprised of 1,056 panels and will offset approximately 20% of the school’s energy needs.

The school’s electrical demand doesn’t drop significantly during the summer, because the building is used by summer school classes, office personnel and for weekend events. The panels were mounted with concrete ballast to avoid roof penetrations and face east/west for production efficiency throughout the day.

Beyond energy cost savings, the school expects teachers to incorporate the solar system in to it’s STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.) "If we can help any of our pre-engineering students prepare for becoming involved in this field, it's certainly a feather in our cap, because we are then helping students think about their future" Bouché said. "When students heard about what was going on, they became very enthralled with the idea that their school was involved with energy efficiency."

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“I'm glad we had the opportunity to work with with SunPeak on this economic and academic venture! The solar system will benefit our students, staff, communities and our physical plant of just under 300,000 sq. ft."

James Bouché James P. Bouché
Principal/District Administrator, Lakeland Union High School

Project Highlights

Location
Minocqua, WI

Commissioned
December, 2016

Capacity
280 kWdc / 240 kWac

Production Estimate
304,600 kWh / first year (20% offset)

Panels
1,056 x 265W polycrystalline

Mounting
Delta Wing Rooftop

Inverters
8 x 30 kW/each