RENEW Wisconsin announced their Solar for Good's Spring 2018 grant cycle, offering funds to assist Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in installing solar panels on their facilities. In this grant cycle,
Solar for Good intends to award a total of $110,000 to nonprofit organizations and houses of worship to help them install solar electric systems. The grant program will fund up to 20% of the cost of a solar project, with a grant cap of $10,000 for solar projects sized up to 75 kW and a grant cap of $20,000 for projects over 75 kW.
For organizations looking at solar for the first time, technical assistance grants are available to fund a solar site assessment (up to $250) or engineering review (up to $500) for their solar array. Solar for Good was created and funded by a donation from Cal and Laurie Couillard of Deerfield.
In order to be eligible, the organization must be a registered nonprofit organization located in Wisconsin, be in good financial standing, be ready to install solar and agree to participate in educating community members about the benefits of solar energy. If approved for a grant, all fundraising, design and installation for the solar project must be completed within 12 months. The program is geared towards mission-based, primarily 501(c)3 organizations, and is not available to public facilities like municipal buildings or public schools.
Applications for this round of funding must be received by Monday April 9th at 5pm. Apply online here. Decisions and funding announcements will be made by Wednesday April 25th. Applications for technical assistance will be reviewed separately from the applications for grants for solar installation and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no deadline to apply for these grants