Welcome to Milwaukee Shines!
Milwaukee Shines, the City of Milwaukee's solar program, works to expand solar energy use through a comprehensive, citywide approach. Milwaukee Shines helps create cleaner air for our community and helps reduce energy costs for the City and the community at large. Milwaukee Shines is a project of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, and partners with community partners to build a clean energy future. Past projects have been funded through the US Department of Energy Solar America Communities and SunShot programs.
When Milwaukee Shines formed in 2008, the City of Milwaukee was named one of 25 Solar America Cities by the U.S. Department of Energy, and earned the distinction again in 2009. Since then, Milwaukee has streamlined the permitting process, created a solar zoning ordinance, and began providing financing resources for home and business owners. In addition, there are more than 1.5 MW of solar energy being produced in Milwaukee, which has exceeded the goal of 1 MW of solar capacity.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about having solar installed in your home or business, or to find out more about replicating Milwaukee Shines' processes and projects in your municipality.
What's New at Milwaukee Shines:
The WI Public Service Commission has approved We Energies' proposed new charges for solar installations and increased fixed rates for 2015-2016. Read about how this impacts existing and future solar installations.
Milwaukee Shines, in partnership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and Riverwest Cooperative Alliance, has just closed the sign-up period for group buys in Washington Heights and Layton Boulevard West. Additional neighborhood group buys will begin in 2015.
Milwaukee Shines has partnered with Summit Credit Union to offer up low-interest solar loans for Milwaukee homeowners! This financing can help make solar a reality!