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:
Milwaukee Shines, along with Outpost Natural Foods and 350.org is sponsoring a bus to the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair! The bus will run on Saturday June 20th and is FREE but you must sign up to reserve a spot. The Energy Fair features educational workshops and exhibitors that focus on sustainable living and clean energy and is the largest renewable
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), is running the East Side Solar Group Buy program in 2015. While the outreach will be targeted on Milwaukee's East Side, the program is open to anyone in southeast Wisconsin. Please visit the Milwaukee Solar Group Buy page for more info!
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!