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William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park in Madison

William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park in Madison, Wisc., is going to install a solar array to help power a campground and other facilities at the park.

Dane County, Wisc., kicked off Earth Week with the announcement of its first solar-powered park and campground at William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park in Madison, according to WKOW.

More than 460 panels on four buildings will provide electricity to campers and daytime visitors.

There is also a new solar-powered system going in at the Lussier Family Heritage Center that will give the facility more than 90% of the power it needs.

“In addition to the jobs that were created, the tax dollars that are saved, the carbon that’s not created by this energy, it’s not really a question of should we do this. It’s a question of why would you not. It would be fiscally irresponsible not to invest in renewable energy like we’re doing in Dane County,” said Executive Joe Parisi.

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