Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7th
- 6:00-7:00pm: Gather, socialize, and enjoy food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- 7:00-8:00pm: Annual Meeting presentation w/ drawing of prizes
- 8:00-8:30pm: Socialize/network
Location: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 (Evjue & Merrill Lynch Rooms)
Regardless of your status as an Annual Member, a Lifetime Member, as a representative of an Institution Member, or even just curious about becoming a Member of our cooperative, you are invited to attend and participate in the review of our work in solar since our last member meeting in May and what lies ahead for us in 2023. Only one vote per member is allowed on any actionable motions that come up during the business meeting portion of the evening. This meeting will be broadcasted and recorded for anyone who cannot make it in person. Only members who receive a ballot before the meeting or who are in-person on the day of the meeting can cast votes.
Should COVID escalate again, in-person attendees will be expected to observe any Dane County mask mandate and sign-in upon arrival to signify membership status for LSC and vaccination status for COVID.
Thank you for your past and ongoing support for our Co-op, our Mission, and our Vision for maximizing the opportunities for individuals and organizations to “go solar” and to minimize the cost of participating in solar projects. To date, we have helped finance, manage, or support over 4.5 Megawatts of solar development behind-the-meter (distributed generation) in Wisconsin. Our work will only increase with the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which was signed by President Biden in August of this year. The IRA provides extended support until 2032 for residents, nonprofits, municipalities, tribes and businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by going solar. Some of the main provisions are an increase of the Federal Tax Credit from 26% to 30%, a direct pay to nonprofits of 30% and additional savings for projects that are located in low-income areas or that use U.S. made products.
We still have a long way to go to curb emissions and bring our state, our country, and our planet into a net carbon balance in our atmosphere that will limit the worst of climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius. As members of the co-op, you are helping get us closer to this goal.
If you haven’t yet reviewed it, we are linking our 2021 Annual Report, which outlines the Co-op’s successes and numbers of solar projects and kilowatts installed, kWhs saved, and much more about the economics of solar and the financial status and our goals and prognoses for attaining them going forward. Our 2022 Annual Report will be available prior to the Annual Meeting. 2023 is proving to be a very bright year for solar, and I hope you will join us in investing in more solar for our future and with that, do well by doing good.
Legacy Solar Wisconsin Cooperative