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If you’re an MGE electric customer, you can join others in a unique program and purchase power from a large solar system planned for Middleton.   Watch the story to learn more, then find out if our pilot program is right for you.

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  1. Gillian CB Fink said:

    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!

    at 2:16 pm on July 19, 2016
  2. Cynthia Poe said:

    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.

    at 2:18 pm on July 19, 2016
  3. Dan Sinclair said:

    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.

    at 2:21 pm on July 19, 2016
    • MGE said:

      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.

      at 3:02 pm on July 19, 2016
  4. Stacie Reece said:

    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!

    at 2:32 pm on July 19, 2016
  5. Nate Campbell said:

    Renewable energy is the way to go!

    at 2:38 pm on July 19, 2016
  6. Julie Fitzpatrick said:

    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.

    at 2:44 pm on July 19, 2016
  7. Douglas Johnson said:

    What a great idea! I’m anxious find out the details. If this is successful I hope to see it repeated several times.

    at 2:54 pm on July 19, 2016
  8. Michael Kruse said:

    Great story, I hope Madison can get on board soon!

    at 3:07 pm on July 19, 2016
  9. D Bring said:

    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.

    at 4:04 pm on July 19, 2016
  10. Madelyn Scheer said:

    This is brilliant! I hope we can do more of these and also insist on solar on new buildings with public funding.

    at 4:27 pm on July 19, 2016
  11. Mary Ploeser said:

    It sounds like a great way to use solar energy without buying solar panels!

    at 4:30 pm on July 19, 2016
  12. Peggy Hatfield said:

    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.

    at 4:49 pm on July 19, 2016
  13. Liz J Donnelly said:

    Very exciting! I was looking at putting solar panels on my home earlier this summer.

    at 5:42 pm on July 19, 2016
  14. Ben Jaeger said:

    Solar sounds good.
    Ben Jaeger
    Ben@sunspotmusic.com
    3801 valley ridge road

    at 9:24 pm on July 19, 2016
  15. Kelly Lajter said:

    This is exciting news! We’re in!

    at 6:51 am on July 20, 2016
  16. Joyce Knutson said:

    I had not known about this program before watching the video. It is very intriguing to me. I will try to learn more.

    at 9:25 am on July 20, 2016
  17. Paul Ehresmann said:

    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

    at 12:54 pm on July 20, 2016
  18. alice said:

    Any thing on the north side of Madison? We too have been buying wind power for a long time.

    at 7:53 am on July 21, 2016
  19. Patricia A Prime said:

    It’s great to see sustainable energy provided to MG&E customers.

    at 10:35 am on July 21, 2016
  20. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes said:

    Hope to see more of this! What about shading parking lots/ramps with solar panels- keep cars cool while generating electricity?

    at 11:21 am on July 21, 2016
  21. Umberto Tachinardi said:

    Combined with our electric car, I assume our rides will be then be completely green!

    at 2:09 pm on July 28, 2016
  22. Val Schend said:

    Let’s keep this going. We need more.

    at 2:20 pm on July 28, 2016
  23. Jerry Doll said:

    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.

    at 2:39 pm on July 28, 2016
  24. Betty Van Leuven said:

    Great idea, hope it sells out quickly.

    at 4:33 pm on July 28, 2016
  25. Jo Nord said:

    Game-changer to be sure!

    at 9:29 pm on July 28, 2016
  26. Aleksandr Kladnitsky said:

    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.

    at 3:23 pm on July 31, 2016
  27. Mary Lu Anderson said:

    Is this available to me if I don’t live in Middleton?
    I live in Madison.

    at 6:10 pm on August 13, 2016

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