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Wisconsin Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2019
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
39th (38th in 2018)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
15,660 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
241 (49 Manufacturers, 122 Installers/Developers, 70 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$238.98 million
Prices have fallen
36% over the last 5 years.
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,386 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd)
Number Of Installations:


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Notable Installations in Wisconsin.

  • Jefferson Solar Project was completed in 2013 and is among the largest solar installations in Wisconsin. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 1 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 151 Wisconsin homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Wisconsin have gone solar including Appleton Solar, LLC, Fairmount Minerals – Menomonie, WI and Kohl's. Target has installed one of the largest such installations at their location in Oak Creek.6

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin State Solar Policy Resources

Wisconsin Public Service Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Wisconsin public utilities

Wisconsin State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Energy

Renew Wisconsin

DSIRE Incentives Database - Wisconsin – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Wisconsin and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Wisconsin State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government