On the heels of the Monona City Council passing a 100 percent Clean Energy and Resiliency Resolution this spring, the city’s sustainability committee announced it has teamed up with RENEW Wisconsin to join MadiSUN, a solar energy program designed to make the installation of solar panels, directly on residential homes and businesses, more affordable than ever before.  

This initiative is in direct response to interest expressed by the community through the resident energy survey, also being conducted by the sustainability committee.

“We’re thrilled to be able to respond so quickly to community demand,” said Alder Nancy Moore, chairwoman of the sustainability committee. “RENEW Wisconsin has been a champion for clean energy solutions throughout the state and has been offering this program to other communities for several years with great success. We couldn’t ask for a more reliable or knowledgeable partner.”

RENEW Wisconsin administers the MadiSUN program to increase the number of residences and businesses in the Madison area with solar systems. A group buy enables residents and businesses to use their collective buying power to bring down the cost of a solar installation, while having the opportunity to get all questions answered by vetted and experienced installers.

In addition to the cost of the installation dropping because of this buying power, participants can still take advantage of a full 30 percent tax credit in 2019 and another 12 percent in savings through Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.

Anyone interested in exploring the installation of solar for their home or business, is encouraged to attend one of the scheduled information sessions:

– Thursday, June 6, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, 6-7 p.m.

– Tuesday, June 25, Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road, 6-7 p.m.

– Tuesday, July 16, Rosie’s Café & Bakery, 4604 Monona Drive, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit mymonona.com, renewwisconsin.org or like “Sustainable Monona” on Facebook.

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