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Mercer Library unveils solar panels


October 31, 2017

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

EVEN WITH overcast skies, the Mercer Public Library's new solar panels generate energy Monday. The library celebrated the new system, which was purchased by the Friends of the Library and could save the library $1,000 a year in energy costs.


MERCER, Wis. - A crowd of approximately 66 people gathered in the Mercer Public Library Monday to celebrate the unveiling of the library's new solar panels.

The panels were purchased by the Friends of the Mercer Library and can generate a maximum of 16.12 kilowatts.

"What started as a spark of an idea in January 2015 has finally resulted in our 16.12 kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system, that is now at this moment ... giving some power to the library and the community center," Friends president Wendy Theide said during the informal ceremon...

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