Wisconsin Solar Resources

General resources regarding state solar policies, solar incentives, and utilities.

  • Solar on Schools Program: The Couillard Solar Foundation (CSF) established the Solar on Schools program to accelerate the expansion of solar power among K-12 schools in Wisconsin. In partnership with Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), Solar on Schools aims to subsidize solar installations on Wisconsin’s public schools. The aim of this program is to show students how clean, affordable energy can be produced at their school. The Solar on Schools program strives to get communities working together to not only reduce emissions from the burning of fossil fuels but also to reduce school district money spent on utilities. READ MORE →
  • Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP): KEEP promotes energy education in Wisconsin schools and leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. READ MORE →
  • RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good: RENEW Wisconsin awards solar panels to nonprofit organizations, helping them switch to clean, renewable, solar energy. Solar for Good also offers small grants for technical assistance to get projects started and see them through to success. READ MORE →
  • Wisconsin Solar School FAQ: Madison SOlar Consulting's solar FAQ specific to schools that helps clients through the process of specifying, funding, and installing PV systems. READ MORE →
  • Renewables Equipment Tax Exemption: In Wisconsin, any value added by a biogas, or synthetic gas energy system, solar-energy system, or a wind-energy system is exempt from general property taxes. The exemption applies regardless of whether the equipment is deemed real property or personal property. READ MORE →
  • Financial Incentives: The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP) provides incentives for cost-effective renewable energy systems installed at eligible Wisconsin businesses through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. Focus on Energy offers incentives up to $50,000 for the installation of Solar Electric (PV). READ MORE →

Generation180 has toolkits, guides, reports, and more to help your school go solar. Visit SolarForAllSchools.org for even more resources.