The Milwaukee Metro Solar Hot Water Business Council is an offshoot of the City of Milwaukee's solar energy program Milwaukee Shines. It is a public and private partnership with a mission to: support, attract and retain manufacturers and supply chain distributors in the solar hot water market and to provide an opportunity to Collaborate among industry stakeholders in the Milwaukee seven-county region.
Current members of the Solar Hot Water Business Council include City of Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee, MSOE, Focus on Energy, Johnson Controls, Caleffi Solar, A.O. Smith, Hot Water Products, American Renewable Power, Rundle-Spence, Res Manufacturing and others.
SOLAR THERMAL INNOVATORS FORUM
Ideas for moving the solar heating and cooling market forward. The Milwaukee Metro Solar Hot Water Business Council hosts an "Innovators Forum" at the annual SOLAR THERMAL conference, which provides a way for industry leaders to discuss issues and opportunities including technology advancements, policy, and education ideas. Past Innovators Forums.
INNOVATIVE IN-DEPTH REPORTS
2010: Milwaukee Shines and SHWBC initiated an analysis of the solar hot water industry and Milwaukee's potential role in the industry. The report, Solar Water Heating Supply Chain Market Analysis, provides an overview of opportunities for existing manufacturing companies in Milwaukee.
2009: The Solar Hot Water Business Council was inspired by Solar Products Manufacturing in Milwaukee, a report which highlighted strengths of Milwaukee to create a local solar hot water (SHW) manufacturing cluster. Milwaukee is well suited in becoming a SHW components manufacturing cluster because of its: proximity to an emerging local SHW market, access to a booming national and global market, manufacturing expertise, availability of state incentives for renewable energy components manufacturing, and availability of land for business expansion or relocation.
JOIN US & SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY
Help us grown the Wisconsin solar industry, and get connected to new exciting partnerships! We are developing an online Wisconsin Solar Supply Chain. Please make sure you are a part of it, and sign up today. The listing is free. The Wisconsin Solar Supply Chain will be published in early 2013.
WISCONSIN SOLAR INITIATIVE
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Wisconsin businesses, organizations, and trade associations are joining together in 2012 to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s growing solar industry at the national level. The Wisconsin Solar Initiative is a project of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Milwaukee Metro Solar Hot Water Business Council.
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