Willy Street Co-op East

Willy Street Grocery Co-op East

* LSC Member

Solar Contractor:
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LSC helped Willy Street Grocery Co-op add 20 kilowatts of solar to the roof of their east side store (on Willy Street), as well as 214 LED lamps to replace the fluorescents, which operate at 15 hours a day. Between the LED retro-fits and the solar, Willy Street saves over 40,000 kilowatt-hours per year in MGE-supplied power. Read more

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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 between 3% and 5% interest on their bonds purchased through the co-op. Your contribution by purchasing solar bonds allows us to help finance these community projects. After 7 years a bond holder can receive a dividends payment or choose to reinvest at a higher interest rate.  

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


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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 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 Energy Policy Summit

News from the 2016 RENEW Wisconsin Energy Policy Summit

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

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Join us at Renew Wisconsin

Legacy Solar Co-op will have a table at RENEW WISCONSIN’s 6th annual Energy Policy Summit, to be held at the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison on Thursday, January 21st.  LSC’s Executive Director, Kurt Reinhold, and Treasurer, Mark Warnick, along with member John Eric Allen will be attending.

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

There will be speakers and workshops, as well as food and drink available all day, and a luncheon with keynote speakers and awards to be hosted by RENEW WISCONSIN.  For more information on this event, check out this link — http://www.renewwisconsin-blog.org/

Hope to see you there!  Registration is through the RENEW WISCONSIN website — http://renewwisconsin.org/2016_Summit/

Union Cab of Madison

Union Cab of Madison

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 that 5 kilowatts to power their operations on their main administration building, at 2458 Pennsylvania Avenue, on the east side of Madison. Read more

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Union Cab of Madison teams up with Legacy Solar Co-op

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

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Bond Sales Now Open to All Members

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.

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Affordable Solar Conference in Eau Claire.

Legacy Solar Wisconsin 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.

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Zion Lutheran Solar Energy Project

* LSC Member

Solar Contractor:
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Zion ELCA is located one 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