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City of Milwaukee Solar Installations

The City of Milwaukee's solar program, Milwaukee Shines, works throughout the greater Milwaukee area to provide a comprehensive approach to promoting the adoption of solar energy. The City of Milwaukee is also investing in a clean energy future!

So far, the City has invested in 12 renewable energy installations, ranging from solar electric, solar hot water and a wind project.

These renewable energy projects are part of a broader initiative by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to reduce the energy consumption in City facilities.

Production Data

  • Cameron Yard - 2919 W. Cameron Ave. - Solar Hot Water

  • Central Repair Garage - 2142 W. Canal St. - Solar Hot Water and Solar Electric

  • Engine House #13 - 2901 N. 30th St. - Solar Hot Water

  • Engine House #23 - 2130 W. Oklahoma Ave. - Solar Hot Water

  • Engine House #35 - 100 N. 64th St. - Solar Hot Water

  • Engine House #36 - 4060 N. 27th St. - Solar Hot Water

  • Engine House #4 - 9511 W. Appleton Ave. - Solar Hot Water

  • Engine House #5 - 1313 W. Reservoir Ave.  - Solar Hot Water

  • Recycling Education Facility - 1313 W. Mt Vernon Ave. - Solar Electric

  • Central Library - 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. - Solar Electric

    • The Milwaukee Public Library worked with the City of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability, We Energies, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and Focus on Energy to create a green roof on 30,000 square feet of the Central Library annex.  We Energies helped fund the solar electric panels on the roof, which generates about 36,000 kilowatt hours per year. This project replaces 30,000 square feet of traditional non-porous roof with a vegetative system that reduces polluted stormwater runoff, urban heat islands and improves air quality. Over the long-term, the project reduces costs for water treatment systems and infrastructure. Click HERE for more information on the project.

  • Port of Milwaukee Administration Building - 2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr. - Wind Turbine

    • The City of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Port of Milwaukee's partnered together to install a 100 KW wind turbine at the Port's administration building near the shore of Lake Michigan.  The wind turbine provides more than 100% of the electricity needs for the administration building.  Not only is the installation of the wind turbine sustainable for the Milwaukee community by providing clean energy, but it helps support Wisconsin's local wind industry by assuring the majority of the components of the turbine were made in Wisconsin.  Click HERE for more information on the project

 

Learn More About Solar

The City of Milwaukee's solar program, Milwaukee Shines, provides information on solar energy. Learn if solar might be right for your home or business, or find out how to become part of this growing industry. Visit www.MilwaukeeShines.com