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October 2020


The first ever solar project within the School District of La Crosse was completed in October 2020 and was paid for with funds raised by SOLS. The installation is a fully off-grid solar array that powers Summit Environmental School’s illuminated outdoor sign. 

While the amount of electricity used by the sign is relatively small, the project gives students the opportunity for experiential learning and gives teachers another tool to demonstrate how we can sustainably power our future. 

Summit’s principal, Dirk Hunter, has had an on site solar project on his wish list for many years. Hunter noted that Summit has hosted groups of environmental educators from around the state and he’s eager to show off this latest project.

An October 15, 2020 press event included remarks by Principal Hunter and by Alysa Remsburg, co-chair of SOLS. View media coverage of the event from News8000 and WXOW.

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