Eagle's Landing development to go green
Developers announce solar energy-powered condominiums

By Freeman Staff

August 16, 2017

Crews work Tuesday at Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle, which is being built at 128 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Those who purchase condominiums at Eagles Landing will have the option to power their homes using a 5kW solar system, property owners Mark and Sue Neumann announced.
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OCONOMOWOC - Those who buy condominiums at the in-progress Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle will have the option to power their new homes with solar energy.

Condominium buyers will be able to get most or all of their power from a 5kW solar system for an expected net cost of $8,500, according to a announcement made Monday by property owners Mark and Sue Neumann.

"We would expect the system to produce about 6,000 kW hours of energy per year. This should be over 60 percent of the usage in any of the units and may be as high as 100 percent of the total usage depending on the unit size and travel habits of the owners," Mark Neumann said, according to the statement.

The Neumanns expect the value of the energy produced to be in the range of $1,020 a year using the "time of day" service arrangement.

The solar system will be comprised of tier one solar modules with what the Neumanns classify as "state-of-the-art inverters." The system will be installed by Sunvest Solar of Pewaukee.

"We are also very excited to also offer owners the option of having an EV Charging Station located at individual parking places literally powered by solar energy," Mark Neumann said in the press statement.

Located at 128 W. Wisconsin Ave., Eagles Landing at Lac La Belle will feature 21 residential condominium units, most of which were priced between $650,000 and $995,000, according a press statement Neumann Companies issued in June.

A restaurant and space to be used by American Legion Post 91 will also be included.

The Neumanns, who own Ten Point Properties, reached an understanding with American Legion Post 91 in August 2016 that the building that once held the Spinnakers restaurant would be sold to the Neumanns if the council signed off on the conceptual plans. That building was torn down earlier this summer. Construction of the building should be completed next year, with an expected move-in date in the summer.

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