We Energies - Solar Electric (PV) Incentive Program (Wisconsin)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name We Energies - Solar Electric (PV) Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Active Incentive No

Eligible System Size 1.5 kW-DC to 100 kW-DC
Equipment Requirements Equipment must comply with Focus On Energy requirements (e.g., new and listed on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible equipment); separate generation meter required

Incentive Amount 0.75 per kWh of expected first year AC output
Installation Requirements System must be grid-tied

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits We Energies for first 10 years; customer/generator thereafter

Project ReviewCertification Utility may perform inspection/testing at its discretion

Website http://www.we-energies.com/residential/energyeff/solarelec_incentprog.htm

References DSIRE[1]

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Contact Center
Department We Energies
Address Attn: Solar Programs Manager
Address 2 231 W. Michigan St., P-318
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53202
Phone (800) 714-7777

Website http://www.we-energies.com

Note: Although the website above refers only to the residential incentive program, We Energies also offers an equivalent program to its non-residential customers.

We Energies offers rebates for the installation of qualifying solar electric (PV) systems to its retail electricity customers located in Wisconsin. Systems from 1.5 kW-DC to 100 kW-DC are eligible for rebates under this program. The rebate is structured as a one-time payment of $0.75 /kWh of expected first-year AC system output.

In order to qualify for the rebate, applicants must submit an approved Focus On Energy Renewable Energy Cash-Back Rewards or Focus on Energy Renewable Energy Implementation Grant application along with their We Energies application.  Focus on Energy is a statewide program that also offers incentives for the installation of PV systems in Wisconsin.  The state programs contain an extensive set of equipment, installation, warranty, and installer requirements that must be satisfied in order to qualify for incentives.  The estimated system production for the We Energies program is determined by the Focus on Energy estimated annual solar energy production.  

The We Energies program also requires a separate generation meter provided by We Energies at a monthly cost to the customer. An additional monthly facilities charge will apply to systems larger than 20 kW. Incentives will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until program participation reaches 500 kW-DC. We Energies will take ownership of all renewable energy credits (RECs) and other environmental attributes produced by participating systems for the first 10 years of operation. The customer retains ownership of RECs and other attributes produced by the system after that time. Net metering is available for systems up to 20 kW.


  1. DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2009-12-08