Solar for Business

The MadiSUN Solar for Business Program was established in 2018 to further the City of Madison’s goals in pursuing 100% renewable energy. MadiSUN aims to educate and encourage Madison businesses to install solar power at their facilities. MadiSUN helps connect prospective businesses to local solar contractors.

RENEW Wisconsin is the City of Madison’s contractor for the MadiSUN Solar for Business program.

MadiSUN Business Rebate:

The City 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.

Array Orientation

MadiSUN Business Rebate Amount

Within 45° of due South; or roof angle under 10% pitch

10% of installed cost, up to $5,000

Between 45° and 90° of due South

10% of installed cost, up to $4,000

 

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 to unveil the installation and describe why the business pursued solar power

Host an education session where other businesses can learn about your solar project and ask questions of key decision-makers

Create a case-study and educational materials that can be used to promote your project

HOW TO APPLY

Select a solar contractor.

Complete our MadiSUN Business Application form.

RENEW Wisconsin will process each application on a first-come, first-served basis. Each application will be reviewed within 5 business days and results will be communicated to both the applicant and the solar contractor.

RENEW may contact either the applicant or the solar contractor during the application review process.

Agreements: Your business will need to agree to help the City of Madison promote solar energy through one or more of the following:

  • Host a ribbon cutting or dedication event
  • Host an education session for other businesses to attend and learn about solar
  • Complete a case study and educational materials that can be used to promote solar for businesses

If an application is approved, RENEW will reserve funds for the installation which will be dispersed after the solar electric system has been completed and energized.

 

CASE STUDIES

Capitol Express Transportation

Solar Array Size • 27 kW
Energy Offset • 65%
MadiSUN Rebate • $4,000
Solar Installer • Full Spectrum Solar

Capitol Express Transportation provides safe, transportation for physically impaired individuals across Madison and Dane County. The solar panels sit atop Capitol Express Transportation’s offices and mechanics shop, where they perform 95% of their own vehicle maintenance. Owner Dan Brancel will soon add more panels to the array in an effort to power 100% of his business with solar energy.

Eventually I’d like to convert my fleet to electric cars and vans. I’m already powering my offices, my repair shop, and my business tenants with solar power. I’d like to do the same for our passengers.

 

Dan Brancel

 

J and K Securities

Solar Array Size • 60 kW
MadiSUN Rebate • $1,200
Solar Installer • Midwest Solar Power

The J and K Securities campus contains a total of 60 kilowatts of solar panels on two facilities. The MadiSUN project was the fourth phase of their solar energy transformation. With incentives from the City of Madison, Focus on Energy, and Federal Tax Credits, J and K Securities was able to install solar and lower their operating costs.

Going solar helps us keep our electricity bills low and our business competitive.

 

Jeff Beckman

 

Contact Us!

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

Heather Allen
Program Director

Sam Dunaiski
Program Manager