Wisconsin Nonprofits Win Solar Funding

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RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good program is issuing 36 grants for Wisconsin nonprofits to install solar. 

The grants, totaling more than $445,000, will fund 2.13 MW of solar installations over the next 12 months. RENEW says the grants will also lead to more than $4.5 million in new solar investments. (Solar for Good grants fund up to 20% of an organization’s solar installation.)

The projects include as follows:

Beloit College will convert a former coal-fired power plant into a carbon-neutral student activity center, complete with solar electric and geothermal heating.
Sawyer County Housing Authority will install solar arrays on six multi-family, low-income housing facilities, directly offsetting residents’ utility bills.
Primates Inc., a sanctuary for retired primates from the research and film industries, plans to construct a 30 kW array.

“Solar for Good has reached new heights,” says Heather Allen, program director for RENEW Wisconsin. “With these 36 grants, Solar for Good will generate $4.5 million in new solar projects. This will help nonprofits across the state lower their energy costs, inspire their communities, and promote a cleaner, healthier Wisconsin.”

During the first and second funding rounds of the Solar for Good program, RENEW issued over $200,000 in grants for 23 Wisconsin-based nonprofits. RENEW plans to issue another round of grant funding in spring 2019.

More on the latest projects can be found here

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