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


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.


Contact Us!

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

Heather Allen
Program Director

Sam Dunaiski
Program Manager