The Kress Family Library Solar Energy Initiative

Solar Car Race

View photos from the 2014 car race.
View photos from the 2012 competition!

Electronics Recycling

The CyberGreen, LLC Electronics Recycling event to benefit the Sustainability Learning Center was a success! The 49 pallets of collected electronics weighed 29,253 pounds!

Native Garden Project at Voyageur Park

Watch a time lapse video of the progress and view the photo album.

Solar Panels

Watch a time lapse movie of the solar panel installation!

Track it!

Watch up-to-the-minute progress and activity of the solar panels. Type 54115 in the Zip Code search to find the Kress Family Library’s profile.


This exciting project was led by SEEDs for De Pere to educate the community about sustainability and renewable energy!


Education is the most effective means to make changes in the way we support sustainable development in our community to benefit ourselves and future generations.


SEEDs for De Pere raised funds for a 20-kilowatt solar-electric array (solar panels) for the roof of the Kress Family Branch Library as well an educational kiosk, and educational programs for all ages. This project makes the library the center for gaining knowledge on recycling, renewable energy and ecological issues. The project is saving thousands of dollars and is offsetting 49,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions – equivalent to burning 2,488 gallons of gasoline or 103,000 pounds of coal!