Solar for Business

The City of Madison is encouraging businesses to “go solar” by establishing a pool of $30,000 of solar rebates!  These rebates will be distributed through an application and reservation system on a first-come, first served basis.

This rebate will be structured to supplement the Focus on Energy state program incentive. Focus on Energy is available for 12% of a solar project’s cost, up to $4,000.  The City of Madison will continue that 12% incentive up to an additional $4,000, or a total incentive of $8,000 between the two programs.  If your project doesn’t qualify for a Focus on Energy incentive, you may still qualify for the City of Madison rebate.  Contact us so we can talk through the details of your project.

Solar Project Cost Focus on Energy Incentive MadiSUN Business Incentive Combined Value of Incentives
Under $33,333 12%, up to $4,000 $0 Up to $4,000
$33,333 to $66,666 $4,000 12% minus $4,000 (Focus on Energy Max); up to $4,000 $4,000 - $8,000
Over $66,666 $4,000 $4,000 $8,000

Eligibility & Requirements

Businesses located within the city limits of Madison, Wisconsin are eligible for this incentive.

It is the City of Madison’s goal to advance solar power among all businesses in the City.  Thus, as a condition of receiving this incentive funding from the City, the business agrees to help educate and advance solar energy in one or more of the following ways:

Hosting a ribbon-cutting or dedication event

Host an education session for other businesses

Create a case-study about your project


1. Select a solar contractor.

2. Determine the size and cost of your solar system.

3. Secure pre-approval of MadiSun commercial incentive.

Complete the form below and send it via e-mail to or by U.S. mail to RENEW Wisconsin.

Please note that two signatures are required for the application to be deemed complete: one from the customer and one from the MadiSUN contractor. During the application review process, RENEW may contact the applicant and its contractor for additional information. It is RENEW’S aim to complete the review within a week, and to communicate the results to both signatories. If the incentive is pre-approved, RENEW will set aside funds for that installation.

4. Let us know when your solar system is energized and we will send you your MadiSun commercial incentive check.


Contact Us!

214 North Hamilton Street, Suite 300 Madison, WI 53703 608.255.4044

Heather Allen
Program Director

Sam Dunaiski
Program Manager