Shared Solar Program
Our community solar program, Shared Solar, offers eligible customers the opportunity to lower their environmental impact and carbon footprint – helping us create a more sustainable energy future. MGE expanded the program with a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array, which came online in August 2020. Check out construction of the solar array at mge2050.com.
By allowing MGE to own and operate the array, you don't need to install or maintain your own panels, update your roof or remove trees. And, you can still participate if you move within our electric territory!
Join Shared Solar today!
Take the next step in participating in Shared Solar by determining your eligibility. Residential and business electric customers can participate in this limited opportunity. Shares are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participate - Residential Participate - Business
Note: MGE will review your eligibility and contact you to confirm your shares and complete your enrollment.
Purchase Shares - Business
What is Shared Solar?
MGE's Shared Solar program gives eligible customers the option to add solar to their energy mix. Participants pay a one-time, upfront fee of $47.25 per share to reserve a portion of the electricity produced. Currently, participants in Shared Solar pay a rate of 10.9 cents per kilowatt-hour, except for Cg-4 customers, for all allocated solar electricity. This price will remain with you, even if you move within the MGE electric service territory, for the life of the contract.
Want to learn more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
How will Shared Solar impact my bill?
The impacts to your bill will vary depending on your individual electricity use; however, the average residential customer will see a minimal monthly increase.
Business customers can request a personalized Business Impact Report
that will detail the eligible number of shares and how your participation will impact your business and its sustainability.
Help us reach net-zero carbon electricity by 2050
The clean, renewable energy generated through Shared Solar helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helps to manage fuel costs that can increase over time.
Our first Shared Solar installation was introduced in 2016 and sold out quickly. The 500-kilowatt array on the roof of the City of Middleton Municipal Operations Center began generating energy in 2017. The program expansion at Middleton Municipal Airport is a 5-MW array, with 70% of the array serving Shared Solar participants and 30% serving the City of Middleton and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District under our Renewable Energy Rider program.
Growing clean energy is one of our strategies for reducing carbon emissions as we work toward achieving MGE's goal of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.
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