Shared Solar Program
Shared Solar offers the benefits of local solar power without having to install panels on your home or business. A great option for renters, homeowners and small- to mid-sized businesses with shaded roofs.
An expansion of Shared Solar is in the planning stages. Join our waiting list to participate in our Shared Solar program. This limited opportunity will be available to customers on a first-come, first-served basis when the program expansion moves forward.
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Features of Shared Solar
MGE's Shared Solar program gives customers the option to add solar to their energy mix. Participants pay a one-time, up-front fee to reserve a portion of the electricity produced and, under the program expansion, will pay a fixed price of $0.109 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for up to 50% of their annual electric usage (dependent upon the amount purchased). This price stays with subscribing customers for 25 years, even if they move within the MGE electric service territory.
Our first Shared Solar installation was introduced in 2016 and sold out quickly. The 500-kilowatt (kW) array on the roof of the City of Middleton Municipal Operations Center began generating energy in early 2017. Nearly 300 residential customers participate.
Our proposed Shared Solar expansion is planned for construction at Morey Field in Middleton. The 3.5 megawatt (MW) solar array is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. The program expansion would open eligibility to include our Residential Time of Use customers, along with small- to mid-sized commercial electric customers.
Supporting Clean Technology
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.
This partnership with customers and the City of Middleton also advances MGE's long-term framework, Energy 2030, under which we have set the goal of supplying 30% of our retail electric sales with renewable energy by 2030. Working together, we can reach our shared goal of a cleaner energy future.
Our Shared Solar production chart below displays the amount of electrical power in kilowatts (kW) by time of day as well as the total electric energy produced today in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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