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      Menominee High School to receive solar energy system

      Solar panels located in Big Bay

      The Menominee High School has been selected to join the Wisconsin Public Service SolarWise for Schools program.

      According to Integrys, the school was one of four to be selected to have a solar-electric system installed and a 26-lesson curriculum package given to explore renewable energy. Menominee High School is expected to have the equipment installed in 2014.

      The program currently has 51 other high schools participating, with that number to reach 55 by 2015. Integrys stated that SolarWise is the only program in the country that provides a fully functional photovoltaic system to each school with a complete science-based renewable energy curriculum.

      The 10-panel solar energy system is expected to save the school $400 a year and provide enough energy for at least three classrooms.

      "The SolarWise program continues to grow," said Michael Moore, Sr. Renewable and Product Services Consultant at Wisconsin Public Service. "Our customer interest in renewable energy is gaining momentum, and SolarWise is an easy, convenient way to make a difference.

      The program is sponsored by voluntary donations made by customers of Wisconsin Public Service.