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The Monona Public Library has a screen in the entrance showing the energy generated as well as the energy used day by day. Sounds like this Belkin device is a step in that direction for your home. I would love that!
I’m glad that MG&E and the city of Middleton are doing this shared solar project. I hope that MG&E is looking now for other possible locations for similar projects; I expect that the support for this project will be high in the area.
What an excellent idea! Is there any data yet about how much raw energy these panels will generate? Hopefully installations like this start to make a real impact on our state’s reliance on dirty fuels.
The project will have a capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW). Given the type and efficiencies of solar panels and other project components, and our region’s solar exposure, we expect to generate about 650,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually–about what 100 average residential electric customers use each year.
Great project that allows the community to participate in solar energy production regardless of their roof. Looking forward to more systems like this in the near future!
Renewable energy is the way to go!
Solar makes sense. The only thing holding it back is accessibility for those without much discretionary capitol. This plan looks like it might appeal to many.
What a great idea! I’m anxious find out the details. If this is successful I hope to see it repeated several times.
Great story, I hope Madison can get on board soon!
It’s about time….THIS is the future. It is the most efficient way to change sources of energy production, and the best way. Hopefully, it will not take long for this to become the standard nationally.
This is brilliant! I hope we can do more of these and also insist on solar on new buildings with public funding.
It sounds like a great way to use solar energy without buying solar panels!
Similar to the other comments below, I am glad to learn that MG&E is undertaking this pilot program. I have been part of the wind energy program since its inception. Hopefully, the interest will encourage MG&E to enlarge this program.
Very exciting! I was looking at putting solar panels on my home earlier this summer.
Solar sounds good.
3801 valley ridge road
This is exciting news! We’re in!
I had not known about this program before watching the video. It is very intriguing to me. I will try to learn more.
Very cool. Have been looking into solar panels for my house, but there’s too much shade – this might allow me to still switch to solar power
Any thing on the north side of Madison? We too have been buying wind power for a long time.
It’s great to see sustainable energy provided to MG&E customers.
Hope to see more of this! What about shading parking lots/ramps with solar panels- keep cars cool while generating electricity?
Combined with our electric car, I assume our rides will be then be completely green!
Let’s keep this going. We need more.
Very well done video – and even better yet is the plan to so this! Our home, like many, does not have the right roof orientation to make solar feasible for us. This allows us to support green energy which we totally believe has to happen.
Great idea, hope it sells out quickly.
Game-changer to be sure!
Interesting and innovative program. It would be even better if over time those who invest have the opportunity to see any savings from this program.
Is this available to me if I don’t live in Middleton?
I live in Madison.