RENEW Wisconsin has offered grants to 12 organizations through its Solar for Good program, which extends funding for solar PV projects to mission-based nonprofits, houses of worship, housing authorities and public schools. Grants offset up to 20 percent of a solar project’s costs. The $100,000+ in grant funding will lead to more than $800,000 in new solar investment and 322 kW of new solar capacity in Wisconsin. Funding is primarily from philanthropists Cal and Laurie Couilliard.
Among the grant recipients, Northwoods Humane Society will install a solar array near its “bark park” to offset electricity and educate the public about solar energy, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center will upgrade an outdated solar system with a new solar array capable of offsetting nearly 80 percent of its electricity use. Urban Milwaukee