The Wisconsin Public Service Community Foundation recently funded its 51st SolarWise for Schools project. A new article in the Eagle Herald details a large 24-kilowatt solar-electric system now generating electricity for the Coleman Elementary School. The project was funded in part by the WPS Community Foundation, along with Eland Electric Corporation and a Focus on Energy Grant. RENEW praises WPS’s foundation for supporting projects like this.
On the flip side of this solar story, WPS, the private utility, wants to prevent systems of this size from being eligible for net metering in the future! Yesterday, Michael Vickerman and RENEW just submitted our brief concluding our arguments to improve net metering for WPS customers!