Fueling EVs on Solar Energy

As seen in our 2018 Annual Report, City of Middleton resident Keith Davey was an early subscriber to Madison Gas and Electric's (MGE) Shared Solar program. Through Shared Solar, participants can receive up to half of their annual electric use from a 500-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the City of Middleton's Municipal Operations Center. The current program is sold out.

In March, MGE announced plans to expand the Shared Solar program with a major solar array at the Middleton Municipal Airport. The proposed expansion would give residential customers and, for the first time, small- to mid-sized business customers the opportunity to subscribe.

Shared Solar gives Davey and his family the opportunity to power their plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with clean energy—Davey also participates in MGE's Charge@Home program, which offers turnkey installation of a Level 2 electric vehicle home charging station for about $20 per month plus the cost of electricity.

Advancing clean energy and electric vehicles are two of MGE's key strategies for achieving deep decarbonization. MGE is targeting carbon emissions reductions of at least 40% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050. If the company can go further faster by working together with customers, it will.

Watch our brief video to hear why Davey enjoys the convenience and ease of both Charge@Home and Shared Solar.