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Madison nonprofit Housing Initiatives are setting up to save 40% on their power bill


Housing Initiatives has been providing peace, hope, and shelter for Madison area men, women, and veterans for over 20 years.  They work to end homelessness for those who live with severe mental illnesses.  Legacy Solar Co-op is proud to be partnering with such a wonderful organization.

Legacy Solar Co-op will provide solar on 2 buildings that Housing Initiatives owns and maintains.  Our tax sponsor for this project is a long-time advocate for this and other organizations in Dane County.  Together, we will help Housing Initiatives achieve lower energy bills by helping them generate their own electricity behind-the-meter, saving them about 40% on their power bills.  Read more

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Legacy Solar Co-op teams with MREA on solar carport project

Legacy Solar Co-op is working with the MREA to develop a 100 kilowatt solar carport to be located on the main grounds of MREA’s headquarters in Custer, Wisconsin.  We will rely on supporters of MREA and members of LSC to buy Solar Bonds to capitalize a fund that will allow MREA to get the best value out of this development.

LSC is looking to sell $240,000 in solar bonds through our Co-op to get this project off the ground this summer!

Learn more about solar bonds and how they help fund community solar projects like this one – while earning you interest!

>> Learn more about the Slice of Sun Solar Bonds program >>

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Two open house events at Willy Street Co-op East

Attention Willy Street Grocery Co-op Fans — Attention Solar Fans —  Come to one of two open house bond information meetings to learn more about supporting solar and investing in member bonds through the Legacy Solar Co-op.

5:30 – 7:30 pm Open House Bond Sales Event on both Monday, June 27th and Wednesday, June 29th at the Community Room at Willy East’s store.

Solar Bonds to fund the new rooftop solar at Willy East’s store are now for sale to Members of the Legacy Solar Co-op. Starting a Membership is only $25.00 and enables you to buy into group funded projects like this at $250 slices-of-sun.

Two slices of sun is equivalent to one large solar panel and is worth over 350 kilowatt-hours a year in clean energy savings.

Willy Street will use the energy savings from the solar and from the 214 LED lights to pay the Legacy Solar Co-op’s bondholders between 3% and 5% interest on Bonds used to capitalize LSC’s solar loan fund.

Our solar loans are securitized by the value of the solar assets on the roof so this Legacy Solar Co-op is a safe and reliable way to share in the benefits of solar energy.

Join the Legacy Solar Co-op and Share a Slice-of-Sun with the Willy Co-op today and earn a decent return by investing in sunshine!

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Sauk Area Solar Committee Public Talk

The Sauk Area Solar Committee of the Legacy Solar Co-op hosted a public talk Saturday, January 30th at the Ruth Culver Prairie du Sac Library in front of over 70 members of the public!  Trang Donovan of Unlimited Renewable Energy (URE) gave a very good technical overview of the process to put solar on a rooftop.  Tyler Huebner of RENEW Wisconsin gave a great little talk on the state of solar development in Wisconsin.

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Renew Energy Policy Summit

News from the 2016 RENEW Wisconsin Energy Policy Summit

The 2016 RENEW Wisconsin Energy Policy Summit was held at the Monona Terrace January 21st and was well attended with renewable energy advocates and policy experts from all over Wisconsin.  Vermont’s Green Mountain Power was represented in the form of the keynote speaker and GMP CEO Mary Powell.  Under her leadership, there have been very impressive results switching from old to new energy systems, and most impressive is the solar portfolio tipping 30% of their peak demand!  Here’s a link for more on Green Mountain Power. Read more

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Join us at Renew Wisconsin

Legacy Solar Co-op will have a table at RENEW WISCONSIN’s 6th annual Energy Policy Summit, to be held at the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison on Thursday, January 21st.  LSC’s Executive Director, Kurt Reinhold, and Treasurer, Mark Warnick, along with member John Eric Allen will be attending.

Union Cab of Madison will also share a table with LSC and help promote the sale of Co-op Bonds for their 20 kW solar project, which went live in December.  Legacy Solar Co-op membership applications and bond information packets will be available.

There will be speakers and workshops, as well as food and drink available all day, and a luncheon with keynote speakers and awards to be hosted by RENEW WISCONSIN.  For more information on this event, check out this link — http://www.renewwisconsin-blog.org/

Hope to see you there!  Registration is through the RENEW WISCONSIN website — http://renewwisconsin.org/2016_Summit/

Union Cab of Madison

Union Cab of Madison teams up with Legacy Solar Co-op

Union Cab of Madison Cooperative is the newest solar and energy efficiency project the Legacy Solar Co-op will be supporting. This community cab company is worker owned and operated. They added solar to their mechanics shop in 2012, and have since talked about expanding that 5 kilowatts to power their operations on their main administration building, at 2458 Pennsylvania Avenue, on the east side of Madison. Read more

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Bond Sales Now Open to All Members

Effective Immediately:  Legacy Solar Co-op is opening Bond Sales to any and all Members who wish to support solar by investing in the Co-op’s Slice of Sun Community Solar program.  The Co-op makes Solar Loans to individual solar projects anywhere in the state of Wisconsin.  Currently, we are supporting a 20 kilowatt solar array to be developed atop Union Cab of Madison Cooperative’s roof.  We also have churches and schools and other non-profits we are helping develop solar.  Earn a return and support solar at the same time!

Learn more about Solar Bonds. 

For complete details about bonds and terms, download the Membership Information Packet.

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Affordable Solar Conference in Eau Claire.

Legacy Solar Wisconsin Cooperative was invited to speak to attendees of the 2nd annual Affordable Solar Conference held at the new Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Energy Center in Eau Claire on Saturday, October 24th.  Hundreds attended the 2nd annual seminar and we made lots of new contacts and networked with dozens of other presenters and vendors who were exhibiting at this year’s event.

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City of Monona to install solar panels…

City of Monona plans to install solar panels on four of the city’s buildings

By the end of 2013, Monona plans to have 382 solar panels installed atop four of the city’s public facilities, and neither the city nor its residents will have to pay for them. Read more