Shared Solar Project Takes Shape

Madison Gas and Electric’s (MGE) Shared Solar program is an innovative model for community solar.

Construction of the 500-kilowatt (kW) solar array began in November. We expect the system to be online by the end of 2016.

Shared Solar Project

This program highlights MGE’s approach of partnering with communities and customers.

The solar installation is on the roof of the City of Middleton’s new operations center. The collaboration with Middleton resulted in ideal space for MGE’s solar array—the roof is larger than a football field. Our collaboration also helps Middleton reach its goal of procuring 25% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025.

We also are partnering with our customers who signed up for this program. The array will deliver power to the electric grid, which enables participants to purchase locally generated solar energy without having to install solar panels. Participants paid an up-front fee and pay a kilowatt-hour charge for the solar power that is locked in for 25 years.

Learn more about the project and watch construction-progress videos at