Where does your energy come from?
Is there a renewable, local alternative?
POWER YOUR NON-PROFIT WITH THE SUN!
With solar energy, non-profit organizations can change the World, while at the same time reducing their footprint on it. Solar energy is a smart investment for non-profit organizations and churches as it reduces monthly utility expenses. Solar also offers a shining opportunity to operate sustainably.
Take control of your operating costs by adding Solar to your non-profit's facility! With proven technology, long warranties, and incentives to cover much of the overall cost, you can stop wasting your money every month and own your energy! We are your turn-key solar installer, offering reliable alternatives to fossil fuels. Our goal is to match the right solution to your needs.
HOW IT WORKS
Most of these systems are "grid-interactive." This means that you can effectively use the utility grid as your storage, instead of buying and maintaining batteries. The output of your solar array feeds directly into your existing breaker panel, or another point of interconnection on the customer side of the service.
When the solar array is producing more power than the facility needs at a given moment the excess solar energy flows outward through the electric meter, and is read that direction. Conversely, when the building is drawing more power than the solar is providing, power is pulled from the grid as usual. This all happens automatically and seamlessly. At the end of your billing cycle, the utility simply credits or charges you for the "net" kWh of your imported vs. exported energy based on their rate structure.
There are a variety of funding opportunities for non-profits going solar, reducing the end cost to you and accelerating your return on investment! We can help navigate these incentives, and stack as many as possible to make your project viable. Here are the current incentive programs:
Focus On Energy
Eligible 2020 Solar PV projects can receive a cash-back rebate after project completion! Non-profits fall under the business incentive program. The rebate about about varies depending on system size, but the incentives are higher for businesses and non-profits than for the residential sector. Generally, systems installed within 90° of South, and with limited shading, qualify.
Solar for Good Grants
Our partners at The Couillard Solar Foundation have created a solar grant program for notable projects in Wisconsin. If your non-profit is doing good for the community, then the Solar for Good funding may be an option to apply for. This program is administered by RENEW Wisconsin, and takes applications during several cycles each year. Each awarded solar project under 75kW in size can be granted up to a $10,000 value in funding or solar modules, and projects 75kW and larger can seek up to $20,000.
WPPI Renewable Energy Grants
Non-profit facilities served by a WPPI Energy municipal electric utility are eligible to apply for grants up to $20,000 for solar installations! This is a competitive bid process, which we have a successful track record of navigating. This incentive is aimed at helping non-profits lower their energy costs and promoting their commitment to our environment.
Fundraising from Within
There are some creative ways in which funding for a solar project can be raised with the help of your existing base of contributors and the local community. Ideas such as "sponsor a panel", can give some sense of ownership to the donors who show their financial support. Funding drives can be specifically catered to your organization.
Rebates and grants for solar are dependent on date of installation, availability, and eligibility. Give us a call, or submit a quote request to see what these incentive amounts will be for your project. We make it easy for you!