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2018 Annual Meeting

December 13, 2018: 6:30-8:30pm
Goodman Center (214 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704)

Meet in the Evjue Room starting at 6:00 PM, potluck (provided) at 6:30 and business meeting at 7:00.

Join current and prospective members of Legacy Solar Co-op for the 2018 Annual Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is 3-fold:

  1. Meeting is required by Chapter 185 governing Wisconsin Cooperatives (quorum is at least 10% of membership);
  2. Find out what’s been up with your Co-op in 2018 and what is in store for 2019 (and join the discussion!);
  3. Vote for Board Members and any other motions or resolutions from the business meeting.

There will be food! We will have salads, a variety of Glass Nickel Pizzas, other items from board members. Beverages available at a self-serve cash bar. The Co-op will provide 1 case of beer and up to 4 bottles of wine. Members can purchase other beers for $5, or other wine for $17/bottle. Also water and pop.

RSVP on our Facebook event page by 12/10/18 and contact Kurt at Kurt@LegacySolarCoop.org with any questions or food preferences or restrictions. Thanks!

Dane Buy Local Lunch n Learn

October 16, 2018: 11:30am-1:00pm
Dane County Credit Union
709 Struck St, Madison, WI 53711

LSC President Kurt Reinhold will take us on a tour of what is involved with putting together a community solar project from beginning to middle to end using a case study from the VFW Post #8483 on County CV, just north of the Dane County Regional Airport. Learn how to invest in a solar project even if you live in the shade! Or, start your own community solar project – – we will help you get it done!

Dane Buy Local says: “It is our mission to educate the public about the benefits of thinking local first, to promote our members and their products and services to the community, and to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to achieve our vision.” Their Lunch n’ Learn series showcases local businesses. LSC is proud to partner with them for this event.

See Facebook event page

Dane Buy Local Lunch n Learn 10-17-18

Tony Hartmann, Nick Hein and a Dane Buy Local member analyze the energy savings by installing solar on her home.

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Learn about rooftop solar & opportunities to invest locally

July 18, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm
Fitchburg Community Center
5510 Lacy Rd Fitchburg, WI 53711

RSVP at the Facebook event page

The Energy Fair

The 29th Energy Fair (MREA): Community Solar in Wisconsin—Finance Large and Small Projects

June 17, 2018 @ 12:00pm – The Red Flag Tent, 29th Energy Fair

Kurt Reinhold, Owner, Solar Connections, LLC, President, Legacy Solar Wisconsin Cooperative will present an in-depth discussion on the challenges of projects big and small and some help with overcoming those challenges.

More information at https://www.theenergyfair.org/workshop-2018/community-solar/

LSC will be tabling at the fair the whole weekend so please stop by!

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Spring Member Bond Drive: Get your Slice of Sun now!

Spring 2018

Anyone anywhere in Wisconsin can become a Member of Legacy Solar Co-op for as little as $25, and once a Member, you are eligible to buy Slice-of-Sun Solar Bonds at $250 apiece.

Why would anyone want to buy Slice-of-Sun Solar Bonds?  Here’s why:

  1. To grow more and more solar projects in Wisconsin;
  2. To earn between 4% and 6% interest on your money;
  3. To support local and statewide clean energy initiatives;
  4. To help community institutions reduce their overhead (lower energy bills);
  5. To build a clean energy Legacy that will last 40-plus years!

Member Bonds are sold by the Co-op in order to support solar projects all over Wisconsin.  The Co-op pays up to 6% interest on your Slice-of-Sun bonds over 12 years.  Members receive both principal and interest payments annually.  The Co-op makes secured loans to qualified solar projects and uses the revenue from those loans to pay back bondholders over the same 12-year horizon.

Read more…

If you are ready to buy Co-op bonds, go to this page for the next step

Willy Street Co-op East

Two open house events at Willy Street Co-op East

June 27 & 29, 2016

LSC coordinated an Open House Bond Sales Event on Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Community Room at Willy East’s store. Attendees learned more about supporting solar and investing in member bonds through the Legacy Solar Co-op. Solar Bonds to fund the new rooftop solar at Willy East’s store were sold to Members of the Legacy Solar Co-op. 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 4% and 6% 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, 2016 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 Wisconsin 2016

January 21, 2016

Legacy Solar Co-op tabled at Renew Wisconsin’s 6th annual Energy Policy Summit, held at the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  LSC’s Executive Director, Kurt Reinhold, and Treasurer, Mark Warnick, along with member John Eric Allen, attended.

Union Cab of Madison shared a table with LSC and help promote the sale of Co-op Bonds for their 20 kW solar project, which went live in December of 2015.  Legacy Solar Co-op membership applications and bond information packets will be available.

More information about this event at https://www.renewwisconsin.org/renewable-energy-summit/

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2015 Solar Power Wisconsin 2nd Annual Affordable Energy Conference

October 24, 2015

Legacy Solar 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.