The City of Milwaukee's solar program, Milwaukee Shines, has partnered with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association to launch a pilot solar purchase program called the Milwaukee Power Pack.
The goal of the program is to increase clean energy production in Milwaukee while supporting local jobs and growing the local solar sector. The Milwaukee Power Pack program, which the organizers say is the first of its kind in the U.S., is designed to support local manufacturers, build a customer base for local installers and make solar more affordable for customers.
The Milwaukee Power Pack solar system will include solar panels from Milwaukee's Helios Solar Works and a solar inverter from Ingeteam, which opened its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee last year.
‘Local installers can simply pick up the solar panels and inverters on their way to a job site, and have no storage or distribution charges,’ notes Amy Heart, solar program manager for the City of Milwaukee.
This pilot program launched May 1 and will run through July 31.