City of Milwaukee - Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing (Wisconsin)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name City of Milwaukee - Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Start Date 2011-07-28

Maximum Incentive 20,000

Program Budget $2 million

Terms Interest Rate Maximum: Prime + 2.25%

Interest Rate Minimum: Prime + 1.5%
Loan Length: 15 year maximum

Program Administrator Summit Credit Union

References DSIRE[1]


Beginning July 28, 2011, the City of Milwaukee will be offering low-interest loans for solar energy under its Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing program. Loans are available to homeowners of 1-3 unit, owner-occupied homes in Milwaukee. Interest rate maximum is prime rate plus 2.5%, and as low as prime plus 1.5%. Loans are limited to $20,000 and 15 years. Eligible equipment includes solar electric systems of up to 6 kilowatts (kW) and solar hot water systems of up to 8 panels. Projects must be installed by a Focus on Energy Residential Ally installer. Installers can be found here.

The Milwaukee Shines program is also offering a $1,000 cash-back reward to the first 20 participants in the loan program.

Application information is available on the Milwaukee Shines web site.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Amy Heart
Department City of Milwaukee
Division Office of Environmental Sustainability
Address 200 East Wells
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53202
Phone (414) 286-5593


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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