From an article in the Journal Sentinel by Thomas Content:
coalition of Wisconsin firms involved in the solar power and solar hot
water industry are joining together to market the state at the solar
sector’s major annual conference.
“We want to raise
awareness of what Wisconsin has to offer the solar industry,” said Amy
Heart of Milwaukee Shines, the city’s solar program. “In Milwaukee, we
are known for making things, and making things well. We are taking that
tradition and reputation to the solar supply chain.”
Shines previously launched a business council focused on the solar hot
water industry, including Johnson Controls Inc. and Caleffi Solar, based
in the Menomonee Valley .
The new partnership, the
Wisconsin Solar Initiative, is broader, focusing on the solar sector as a
whole, and includes Helios Solar Works and Ingeteam, both located in
the Menomonee Valley, as well as Eaton Corp., which makes solar
inverters at its plant in Menomonee Falls.
initiative, and the appearance at this week’s Solar Power International
conference in Orlando, Fla., aims to spotlight the state’s solar efforts
much as Wisconsin Wind Works has done for wind energy components