what is community solar?
The Problem? Under current law, the private community solar market is held back from development, and Wisconsin is falling behind other states.
Community solar provides homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar generation regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business.
Introducing local solar installations will make the electric grid stronger and more resilient. A distributed grid of local solar facilities can help even out the electrical load, reducing outages and creating more energy stability for everyone.
Expanding the market for renewable energy to include private development of community solar will spur continued competition and innovation in the renewable energy market, reduce how much ratepayers need to invest in the grid, and ultimately, save Wisconsin —including low-to-moderate income customers—money.
Bringing Community Solar to Wisconsin means supporting policy change.
Saves individuals and businesses money.
Expands customer choice.
Generates income and security for farmers.
Boosts economy without raising taxes.
Strengthens Wisconsin’s energy grid.