La Crosse County is considering adding solar panels to seven buildings that use the most energy in the county next year as a continued sustainability measure.

These projects would be funded using American Rescue Plan Act dollars, and exact details — including price — are still being ironed out, though it’s estimated to cost about $1.9 million.

Solar panels would be added to the Solid Waste Department, Lakeview Health Center, the West Salem highway shop, Hillview Health Center, the Law Enforcement Center, the Administrative Building and Health and Human Services building, all of which account for 80% of the county’s total electrical consumption.

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