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Solar Legacy Projects

Solar Legacy Projects are solar energy installations built on community institutions like schools, libraries, or churches. They have been designed and built by local stakeholders.  We call them “legacy” projects because solar generates pollution-free electricity for the community and future generations long after it’s installed –– often 30 years or more. 

You too can help support these projects through our Slice of Sun Solar Bonds program.  Any member can earn up to 5% interest on their bonds purchased through the co-op. Your contribution by purchasing solar bonds allows us to help finance these community projects. You can choose to keep your interest or donate it to a non-profit of your choosing, or event donate the entire bond to a non-profit. Or, you can include your bond in your estate planning. Lots of ways to go green, to earn green, and to help community organizations! 

So even if you live in the shade you can actively help grow solar energy in Wisconsin!  Learn more about the Slice of Sun Solar Bonds program


Union Cab of Madison

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin   |   COMPLETION DATE: December 2015   |   CAPACITY: added 20kW (25kW total)

SOLAR CONTRACTOR:
Midwest Solar Power

Union Cab of Madison Cooperative is worker owned and operated. They added solar to their mechanics shop in 2012, and talked about expanding from 5 to 25 kilowatts, adding power their operations on their main administration building, at 2458 Pennsylvania Avenue, on the east side of Madison.

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Zion Lutheran Church

* LSC Member

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin   |   CAPACITY: 2.83 kW   |   COMPLETION DATE: January 2015

SOLAR CONTRACTOR:
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Zion Lutheran Church is located on the east side of Madison in the Atwood-Starkweather creek neighborhood, near Schenks corners. The solar and energy efficiency project was completed in January of 2015 by Solar Connections and Sustainable Solar’s Lincoln Tice. The Legacy Solar Co-op helped provide technical support and set up project financing for the church. Read more

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin   |   CAPACITY: 20 kW – see energy usage   |   COMPLETION DATE: August 2014

SOLAR CONTRACTOR:
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Legacy Solar Co-op and Trinity Lutheran Church started working together on solar and LED energy savings in 2014. Panels were installed on the south facing roof of this beautiful limestone church located on the corner of 1st Street and Winnebago in the Atwood neighborhood of Madison’s east side. Read more

Monona Library

City of Monona

LOCATION: Monona, Wisconsin   |   CAPACITY: 148 kW (total on 4 sites)   |   COMPLETION DATE: December 2013
SOLAR CONTRACTOR:
Full Spectrum Solar logo

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The City of Monona, in south-central Wisconsin, is the first to take advantage of Solar Connections’ Solar Services Agreement, which will yield 10’s of thousands of dollars in reduced operational expense for the City in the first several years of this program.  After year 6, the City has the option to buy out the assets at a depreciated value, and own 100% of the system for the remaining 19 years of the equipment’s 25 year warranty. Read more