Track Shared Solar's Energy Production
Summer is peak power-producing season for our utility-scale Shared Solar project, which came online earlier this year.
Summer is when the sun is high enough to allow the array to produce its maximum power rating of 500 kilowatts (kW). As we move into fall, the solar array still will produce a significant amount of energy. Production will decline as the days grow shorter.
When modeling energy output for our Shared Solar installation, we accounted for seasonal changes such as lower output during the winter months due to the sun's angle.
Our regulated subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), is committed to customer education and engagement. Providing this energy data on mge.com is another way to keep customers informed.
The Shared Solar installation is on the roof of the City of Middleton's Municipal Operations Center. Shared Solar was designed as a way for customers to add solar-generated electricity to their individual energy mix.
Our partnership with customers and the City of Middleton advances MGE's long-term framework, Energy 2030, under which we have set the goal of supplying 30% of our retail electric sales with renewable energy by 2030.