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Wisconsin Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
38th (41st in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
192 (39 Manufacturers, 98 Installers/Developers, 52 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$148.20 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
263 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th)

Wisconsin is home to 189 solar companies that make up the entire supply chain needed to steer solar towards the top.


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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

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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

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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Wisconsin – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Wisconsin, based on real price data from solar quotes.


1SEIA, National Solar Database,

2The Solar Foundation, 2015 National and State Solar Jobs Census,
3This and all other data in this section from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight
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