Take Action

RENEW Wisconsin leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin's renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

You can help! Below, you'll find current opportunities to help shape the future of renewable energy in Wisconsin.

Submit a Public Comment: Alliant Energy's 2016 Rate Case

Alliant is asking the Public Service Commission to approve an increase on their fixed charges for electric customers from the current rate of $7.50 per month to $12.00 per month in 2017, and $18.00 per month in 2018. Alliant is also requesting lower energy rates, which will result in a 6-7% decline by 2018.

What you can do

File a comment and tell the PSC that arbitrary increases that unfairly harm low income families and senior citizens should not be approved.

Go Solar Today with the MadiSUN Solar Programs!

RENEW Wisconsin is contracting with the City of Madison to administer the MadiSUN Solar Programs to help increase the number of residences in the City of Madison with solar systems. The Group Buy for Rooftop Solar program allows residents to use collective buying power to bring down the cost of a solar installation, while having the opportunity to get all questions answered by experienced installers. The City of Madison is also parterning with Focus on Energy and Summit Credit Union to offer a Solar Loan Program to make going solar more affordable. Summit Credit Union is offering loans for 100% of the system cost, from as little as $1,000 or up to $20,000. Learn more and sign up to get more information on the website here.

Sign on to Statement of Support for Clean Energy Choice

We believe the Wisconsin renewable energy business community will enjoy substantial and sustained growth if allowed to use the same tools that are available in over 20 states. This is why we strongly endorse the Clean Energy Choice initiative, and look forward to supporting legislation next year that would exempt third party-owned renewable energy systems that sell energy directly to the host customer from the definition of a public utility. Join over 100 Wisconsin business, organizations, and local governments that have already signed on in support of Clean Energy Choice.

Install Renewables

Renewables are getting more affordable every day. If you are interested in installing solar, wind, or bioenergy systems on your business, farm, or residence, please have a look at the following links:

  • Focus on Energy - The Focus on Energy program has helped Wisconsin residents save over $730 million dollars on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Homeowners should check out the incentives for solar electric and geothermal installations.
  • Our business members are made up of a wide variety of organizations and businesses related to renewable energy development in the state. We have a number of installers and developers as member who can help you develop your own project.
  • If you are considering installing a do-it-yourself renewables project, be sure to check out our toolboxes, which contain valuable information and resources on installation, siting, and legal requirements.

Volunteer for RENEW

Have a little time to spare? Are you committed to promoting more clean energy in Wisconsin? There are a number of ways you can volunteer to help RENEW in its mission, even if you aren't located in the Madison area. Call or email us to find out more. (608) 255-4044 ext. 3.