Project Update

Oregon Ice Arena Ribbon Cutting Celebrates a Project Completed

On June 20, Legacy Solar Co-op, member installer Full Spectrum Solar and Renew Wisconsin helped Oregon Ice Arena celebrate the completion of its rooftop solar array. For over a month, the arena has been generating about 25% of its energy from its rooftop solar array. The irony of it is that energy from the sun powers the heat pumps in the building, which help keep the ice as close to freezing as possible. The mere existence of the 560 panels means less sun exposure and helps the arena save dramatically on cooling costs during peak demand.

Oregon Ice Arena Ribbon Cutting, June 20, 2019

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Free Community Film Screening – Paris to Pittsburgh

When: August 15, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Sequoya Branch Library (4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, Wisconsin 53711)

Legacy Solar Co-op joins the Mount Horeb Area Citizens’ Climate and other energy-minded folks to view Paris to Pittsburgh, a film that celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn more about the film here.

* 6:30 pm – Community Organizations Introductions and Info Sharing
* 6:45 pm – Paris to Pittsburgh Film
* 8:00 pm – Discussion and Action Opportunities

RSVP Here.

Paris to Pittsburgh Movie Poster

Project Update

Solar Ribbon Cutting – Sawyer County Housing Authority

When: August 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm

Where: 15784 Illinois Ave, Hayward, WI 54843-5102

Renew Wisconsin, along with Legacy Solar Co-op, member installed Carlson Electric and Focus on Energy, are hosting a ribbon cutting for the Sawyer County Housing Authority to celebrate their series of newly-constructed solar arrays.

RSVP Here.

Vista Village in Hayward, part of Sawyer County Housing Authority

Vista Village in Hayward, part of Sawyer County Housing Authority

Project Update

VFW Post 8483 – Solar Ribbon-Cutting

On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, the VFW Truax Longmire Post 8483 will host a ribbon-cutting event for their newly-constructed solar array. Partners RENEW Wisconsin, Midwest Solar Power LLC, and Legacy Solar Co-op will share in the celebration. The VFW was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Solar for Good program to help with the installation of the array.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2318011535153183/

VFW Post 8483 (courtesy of Renew Wisconsin)

VFW Post 8483 (courtesy of Renew Wisconsin)

Renew Wisconsin Summit 2019

Renewable Energy Summit 2019

Legacy Solar Co-op will be part of Renew Wisconsin’s  8th Annual Renewable Energy Summit on January 17, 2019 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. This year, the co-op is showing its commitment to Wisconsin’s green future by becoming a Summit Supporter. This year’s theme is ‘Scaling Up for the Job Ahead’, a clear rallying cry for Wisconsin as it continues to ramp up its commitment to renewable energy.

The opening address will be given by Governor Tony Evers, keynote by Mark Stoering, President of Xcel Energy Wisconsin and Michigan, and breakout sessions on utility scale renewables, how local governments can lead the way, battery storage and electric vehicles. A panel of experts will share its perspectives on scaling up efforts to deploy renewable energy in Wisconsin.

More information can be found at https://www.renewwisconsin.org/renewable-energy-summit/. Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we post from the event.

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2018 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2018

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

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

The purpose of the meeting was 3-fold:

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

Members voted unanimously to approve present and new board members as follows:

  • Renewed for another 2 years = John Bayley and Mark Warnick
  • Starting new 2 year terms = Angie Domagalski and Josh Stolzenburg
  • Continuing another year before membership approval needed = Kurt Reinhold and Peter Fiala

See 2018’s project recap.

 

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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 up to 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