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La Crosse students go over installation of solar panels at two public schools



La Crosse’s public schools are becoming more eco-friendly, in generating energy.  Two schools this year are putting in solar panels, to reduce their costs and their dependence on other sources of energy. 

The La Crosse Polytechnic School on 5th Avenue and Summit School on French Island are following the example of other local schools, such as Hamilton and Northside Elementary, which have seen cost savings from solar. 

A fundraising goal of $100,000 has been set to install the solar equipment at Summit and Polytechnic. 

A student project at La Crosse Polytechnic suggests a way to power an Xbox system by way of the sun.

Summit School, on French Island, is also due to get solar panels. Similar energy-saving measures have been taken at Hamilton and Northside elementary schools in La Crosse.

Students at Polytechnic are displaying ideas they have for using solar energy, to power devices around the home such as lighted mirrors.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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