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.
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
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/
LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin | COMPLETION DATE: December 2015 | CAPACITY: added 20kW (25kW total)
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.
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
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.
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.
* LSC Member
LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin | CAPACITY: 2.83 kW | COMPLETION DATE: January 2015
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
LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin | CAPACITY: 20 kW – see energy usage | COMPLETION DATE: August 2014
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
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