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May 2018

Solar update by WPR’s Hope Kirwan

By |2018-05-24T10:53:14+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Incentives & Programs|

WPR's Newsmakers, May 3, 2018 Hope Kirwan met with Blaine Marcou from Aquilla Solar and representatives of Xcel and Dairyland Power to give an update on Wisconsin's renewable energy progress. Wisconsin will never compare to California and Arizona when it comes to solar power generation — the [...]

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January 2017

Claiming the Solar Federal Tax Credit: For Home-Owners & Businesses

By |2017-07-06T10:04:10+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Incentives & Programs|

You’ve installed a solar array and it’s connected to the grid… now it’s time to make sure you claim your 30% Federal Tax Credit! How to Claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit: Home-Owners Residential Solar Installations can find the most current form [...]

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December 2015

30% Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended for 5 Years!

By |2017-03-14T13:08:12+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|

On Friday December 18, 2015 Congress passed the new omnibus bill that includes extensions for various renewables including 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar five more years. Solar companies can continue selling and installing solar without worrying about the "2016 solar cliff". It not only helps installers but also [...]

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November 2015

Project Sunroof: Google to Map Out Roofs for Solar and Help You Contact Installers

By |2017-03-14T13:08:13+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News, Solar Facts & Fun|Tags: , , , |

Even Google is getting into the solar business! Soon you will be able to "Google your House" to see if you have a good roof for solar. Google will even recommend nearby installers... I'm sure installers can be included in their searches for a "nominal fee". Take a quick look at [...]

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October 2015

Dependence on coal sends millions out of Minnesota… renewables can curb that dependence.

By |2017-03-14T13:08:14+00:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that Minnesota depends on coal for 44 percent of its in-state electricity generation? To supply that power, the state’s power producers paid nearly $420 million to import 12 million tons of coal from Wyoming and Montana! And Xcel Energy, the state’s largest power provider, sent $250 million out [...]

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