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Your Green Life: Solar energy garden coming to Superior

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Community Solar Garden, Hammond Ave. Superior

SUPERIOR, WI-- Turning interest into action. A new solar community garden is on its way to Superior.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has given the green light to Superior Water, Light, and Power for a project that would create sustainable energy in the community.

The 470-kilowatt solar garden will be large enough to power about 115 homes to SWL&P customers.

The power company will be selling subscriptions in 1-kilowatt blocks.

"The beauty of a community solar garden is it's still grid connected. So the sun doesn't always shine but our grid is always supplied with power," said President of SWL&P, Rob Sandstrom.

The cost of Superior Solar—installation and maintenance over the 25-year life of the program, will be fully paid for by participating customers.

Sandstrom said this is an exciting opportunity for the community and the company.

"We haven't had any generations since the Winslow Power Plant closed in 1981 and it's cool to get back in the generation mix with 100% renewable energy," said Sandstrom.

The solar-garden will be installed on Hammond Ave. near Heritage Park in Superior.

The company hopes to have construction started by the Spring.

SWL&P will accept subscribers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested customers can register for the solar-program here.

You can watch Your Green Life Thursdays at 5 p.m. on KBJR 6.

Jessie Slater

Evening Anchor and Reporter

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