Parisi announces Dane County’s first solar-powered park, campground

MADISON, Wis. — To kick off Earth Week, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi addressed climate change and the need to act now. A new clean energy project in Madison is doing just that.

Parisi and other leaders unveiled Dane County’s first solar-powered park and campground Monday at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park.

“I’m thrilled to have these new solar projects powering our park to help inspire and educate people on the importance of protecting our environment and combating climate change,” Parisi said.  “Our first solar-powered campground brings Dane County one step closer to achieving our commitment to becoming 100% renewable at county-owned facilities.”

The project includes more than 460 solar panels on four buildings.

There are also solar panels on top of the Lussier Family Heritage Center and on a park shelter along the Capital City Bike Trail. Those will provide more than 90% of the power needed for the Lussier Center and an electric vehicle charging station.