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Wisconsin’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Apr 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Wisconsin, only Northern States Power Company, owned by Xcel Energy, offers virtual net metering. Xcel has installed three one-megawatt community solar gardens in the state through their Solar*Connect Community program. Customers are charged a one-time fee and receive a credit on their monthly electric bill.

Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our National Community Solar Programs Tracker.

Check back soon for more detail about the Wisconsin community solar program.

Learn more about community solar in one of these ILSR reports:

Designing Community Solar Programs that Promote Racial and Economic Equity
Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: the Status and Benefits of Community Solar
Beyond Sharing — How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power

For podcasts, videos, and more, see ILSR’s community renewable energy archive.

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