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Case study September 2017

Solar pathway lights keep Thut Park green


Planning, building, and completing Thut Park was no small feat for the neighborhood of Waunona in Madison, Wisconsin. This labor of love began when the first parcel of land was given to the City of Madison by the Thut family over twenty years ago. Although the plans for the park had always included a pedestrian pathway, they had not accounted for pathway lighting. While the need for illumination was there, installing conventionally-powered lighting would be expensive and cause environmental disruption.


  Park & Pathway

    Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  EverGEN TM 1710

Thut Park lighting

Project Overview:


Waunona approached the Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) about installing solar-powered lighting. With a green energy program named best in the United States by the US Department of Energy and Environment Protection Agency, MGE enlisted the help of lighting agents Enterprise Lighting, who recommended Carmanah’s EverGEN™ 1710.

When the Sol solution came to our attention the choice was an obvious one. We were impressed with the product’s performance and we knew the EverGEN would provide us with a fantastic showcase of the latest and most innovative solar LED lighting technology.”

-Dave Toso, Senior Engineer, MGE


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