Shared Solar 'Pioneers'

Early subscribers to MGE's Shared Solar program share why they're happy to be one of the first to participate.

If you've traveled Highway 12 through Middleton, you may have noticed a flurry of activity on the roof of Middleton's Municipal Operations Center. Crews have installed about 1,700 solar panels as part of MGE's Shared Solar pilot project. The project began generating electricity from the sun in early January 2017. MGE's partnership with the City of Middleton to build Shared Solar is an example of how we can work together to reach our shared goal of a cleaner energy future. Interested customers are invited to join our waiting list.

MGE also partnered with the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) to design this new model for community solar. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to education, research and collaboration around distributed generation, such as solar.

MGE recently caught up with a few early subscribers to Shared Solar to hear why they wanted to be "pioneers" in this new project.

I can look at that solar project and say, 'I'm a part of that,' and be proud of that.
- Ross DePaola, Madison Resident

published: 11-17-2016 | updated: 01-11-2017