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CDA Truax Apartments Solar PV

January 26, 2024 Update

The project schedule has been updated.  Please see "Project Schedule" below.

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Project Details

  • Location

    • 8 Straubel Ct.
      Madison , WI 53704
  • Project Type

  • Status

    In Design
  • Estimated Schedule

  • Alder District

    District 12

Project Information

Project Overview

This project will install 440 kW of solar electric (PV) panels on several buildings at the Community Development Divisions (CDA) public housing Truax Campus on the east side of Madison, WI. When complete, the arrays will generate ~561,000 kWh of electricity per year reducing operational costs for CDA and tenants. The array will be installed by the Engineering Division’s GreenPower program where trainees with little to no electrical skills are provided on-the-job training through solar installations on City buildings.

Truax Solar PV Site Plan
Truax Apartments Solar PV Proposed Site Plan

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Community Development Authority (CDA)
Planning and Design: Q2 2023 through Q1 2024
Construction Bid Doc Preparation: Q1 2024
Construction Start Date: Q2 2024
Expected Completion Date: Q1 2025

In the News

February 20, 2023 City of Madison
Senator Baldwin visits Madison to Highlight $1.5 Million Federal Investment in Solar Energy

Feb. 20, 2023 WSMN Fox47
Senator Baldwin Delivers Funds for Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Economy

Feb. 20, 2023 WSAW TV7
Sen. Baldwin Celebrates Federal Funding for Clean Energy and Reduced Energy Costs

Feb. 20, 2023 WMTV NBC15
Sen. Baldwin Celebrates Funding in Madison for Renewable Energy and Job Creation

Feb. 20, 2023 Channel3000.com
Baldwin touts green energy efforts during stop at Madison fire station

Jan. 12, 2023 Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR)
Wisconsin solar projects get a boost after federal omnibus bill sends more than $255.7M to the state

Dec. 22, 2022 Baldwin.Senate.gov
Senator Baldwin Secures Over $255 Million for Wisconsin in Senate Appropriations Legislation

Project Updates

The project schedule has been updated.  Please see "Project Schedule" below.

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