Project Updates

Legacy Solar Co-op Team, 12/20/19

Legacy Solar Co-op’s solar bond program provides financing to help pay for up-front costs. The following projects are well on their way, but some still need your support to be completed.

A few ways to get involved:

  • Purchase solar bonds: Available in increments of $250, help support this project by purchasing bonds and earn between 4-6% interest yearly. Only LSC members are eligible to buy bonds. Join today!
  • Become a tax sponsor: Provide the major sponsorship needed to make these projects happen. If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to us by contacting info@legacysolarcoop.org.

Some of our current projects:

  • Lakeview Lutheran Church (Madison) — A congregation serving Madison for over 150 years. We provided a solar assessment for this roughly 20-30 kW project.
  • Solon Springs School District (Solon Springs)— Located in Douglas County (northwest Wisconsin), this school district will soon benefit from a solar array with up to 100 kW capacity. Early winter delayed project completion into 2020, but we eagerly anticipation spring solar power for Solon Springs.
  •  Sawyer County Non-profit Housing Development — USDA-backed, multi-family buildings, housing dozens of deserving families in and around Hayward, WI.  Combined capacity just over 100 kW on 6 rooftops.
  • First Unitarian Society (of Milwaukee) — Inspired by fellow FUS members in Madison, this 100 year old congregation will add 35 kW in early 2020, to an existing, smaller array. Special thanks to Arch Electric, the Mueller Family and other members coming forward to purchase Slice of Sun Solar Bonds.
  • Fitchburg Senior Apartments — A much-needed, tax-financed, 160 unit apartment complex nearing completion on N. Fish Hatchery Rd. hosts nearly 130 kW.  With a warm December it may be finished before the new decade.
  • General Beverage Headquarters Solar Expansion (Dane County) — Thanks to forward-thinking management and Focus On Energy, this 24/7 operation is adding another 100 kW to an existing 143 kW array (installed in 2017 by Midwest Solar Power).  The new panels have steeper, 20 degree racking (on a flat roof) to capture even more cold-weather photons!

Stay tuned for updates! Check out other LSC projects