COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) — Solar energy could make a world of distinction, even within the winter.
Alliant Power spokesman Tony Palese gave 27 Information a tour of the Yahara Photo voltaic Web site within the City of Cottage Grove Friday.
There, he mentioned they’re working to construct 33,000 photo voltaic panels, sufficient to generate electrical energy for 3,000 houses yearly. In accordance with Palese, the efficiency of photo voltaic panels is sweet even in winter.
“What lots of people do not know, the effectivity of the panel can improve within the colder winter months. They actually just like the chilly climate, and so they can produce extra electrical energy per panel,” mentioned Palese.
“Clearly, we get much less daylight within the winter than we do in the summertime, however these methods are literally designed to maximise that output.”
Building is anticipated to be accomplished on the Yahara Photo voltaic Web site within the new yr.