Milwaukee Public Museum adds a six-story solar wall

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum has added a six-story solar wall.

The new wall is the largest building-mounted solar panel in the Midwest.

It was made possible through a We Energies donation, as well as a Milwaukee Shines public kiosk informing museum visitors about the solar wall.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele made a personal donation to help fund the wall.

"We need to talk about sustainability in all institutions like this that serve the public and add a lot of value, and we can never forget that they need support," Abele said.

The wall will provide 77,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, which is equal to about 300 60-watt bulbs running for eight hours a day for a year.