Fitchburg’s Resource Conservation Commission will host an interactive solar forum on Wednesday, October 19th from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road, featuring solar experts and local solar providers. Solar prices are at an all-time low, so if you’re thinking about buying a rooftop system for your home or business or investing in a community or shared solar project off site, this workshop is for you!
Topics will include: solar benefits; shared/community solar investment options; solar electric costs and rebates; how to evaluate rooftop solar potential, and how to work with MGE. Speakers include: Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin; Jonathan Beers, MGE; Rik Rosenlund, Midwest Solar Power; Kurt Reinhold, Legacy Solar Co-Op; and Fitchburg residents who own solar electric systems.
There will be plenty of Q&A time, so please bring questions. Door prizes, including a drawing for two free in-home (or business) solar assessment from Legacy Solar Co-Op and Midwest Solar Power, free LED light bulbs from MGE, and free pizza from Ian’s Pizza. We hope to see you there!
The City of Fitchburg will be launching a survey to gauge community interest in potentially hosting a community or shared solar project in Fitchburg. Look for the survey in mid-October. The survey will be available online and hard copies will be available at the Oct. 19th forum. For more information, contact Erika Kluetmeier, Fitchburg Sustainability Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-4274.