Legacy Solar Co-op is announcing the launch of its Dane County Solar Group Buy, endorsed by the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change and in collaboration with selected installers, Full Spectrum Solar and Midwest Solar Power, LLC. This program offers homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations across Dane County access to solar from vetted installers at lower rates than they can negotiate for themselves. It also gives Dane County residents the easy button through a recent financing option with greenpenny, a virtual and carbon-neutral bank dedicated to financing a sustainable tomorrow.
The first in a series of educational webinars to learn more about the Dane County Solar Group Buy is on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00pm (register here). Webinar participants will learn:
- How to produce clean, renewable energy from the sun
- How solar protects against rising energy costs
- How participants reduce or even eliminate their electric bill
- How quickly investing in solar can pay for itself
- How solar increases property values
Communities who offer Solar Group Buy programs to their residents see many long-term benefits, including increased property values and a way to promote and support their sustainability goals. Last year LSC’s first Group Buy added over 118 kilowatts (kW) of renewable energy to Dane County communities. Since 2014, it has helped customers in Wisconsin add over 3,500 kW of solar.
For participants, the cost savings for installing solar through the group buy are in addition to the extended 26% Federal Tax Incentive and Focus on Energy rebates. And new this year, Legacy Solar Co-op expects to see the number of program participants grow dramatically thanks to financing options available with greenpenny.
The Dane County Solar Group Buy program offers:
- Education on the benefits of solar and how the Group Buy works
- Discounted prices from pre-approved and vetted local vendors
- Support for participants during the evaluation process
- Financing at competitive rates
Since 2002, Full Spectrum Solar has connected over 850 homes and dozens of commercial buildings, with many repeat customers.
Midwest Solar Power, LLC is a full service electrical contracting firm, based in Madison, that has been installing solar electric systems in southern Wisconsin since 2009.
Legacy Solar Co-op’s mission is to expand the use of solar in Wisconsin. The Dane County Solar Group Buy is just one of the ways the co-op helps Wisconsin residents achieve reliable, affordable, renewable energy.
To register for the upcoming webinar or to learn more, please visit our Solar Group Buy page or contact Peter Fiala, below.