Solar-Powered and Ahead of the Curve: Shaping Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainable Transit

Photo of curved solar panels installed on top of the bus shelter at Randall and Engineering Drive.

As bus riders traverse the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, they may notice a few enhancements to the transit landscape: screens delivering real-time arrival information and overhead lights that illuminate late-night and early-morning commutes. What they may not immediately recognize are the inconspicuous solar panels integrated onto the curved roofs of 20 campus-managed bus shelters, silently powering these improvements.

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