Second Shared Solar Project Coming in 2020
Working together with our customers to reach net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) was joined by the City of Middleton and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District in October to celebrate the groundbreaking for a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at the Middleton Municipal Airport, also known as Morey Field.
The Morey Field Solar project will be the second array in MGE's popular Shared Solar program. The program expansion gives MGE residential and business electric customers the option of powering their home or business with locally generated solar energy. Customers may visit www.mge.com/sharedsolar
to enroll. Participation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The array is expected online in 2020.
Seventy percent of the solar array at Morey Field will serve Shared Solar participants. A 1-MW share of the array will serve the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District under a Renewable Energy Rider (RER) agreement. A 0.5-MW share will serve the City of Middleton under a separate RER agreement. Under an RER, MGE partners with a large energy user to tailor a renewable energy solution to meet that customer's energy needs. The model advances shared sustainability goals and grows clean energy in our community.