The Solar Museum
An 8-story wall of solar panels, 234 in all, will give a big energy boost to the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Berglund Construction recently started installing an eight-story wall of solar panels at the Milwaukee Public Museum, along W. Wells St. The $1.2 million project will replace a deteriorating marble wall with 234 solar panels, made by Milwaukee based Helios USA, and improve the building’s envelop to enhance energy efficiency. Once complete, the panels, according to a report by HGA, will generate approximately 77,000 kilowatt hours of power every year, and should generate a $300,000 savings over 30 years. The panels should be generating electricity by the end of 2013.