The City of Monona’s Solar Project was recently recognized as RENEW Wisconsin’s “2013 Most Innovative Renewable Energy Project.”
What has become the largest solar project for a municipality in the State of Wisconsin started with a collaborative partnership with Solar Connections, LLC, Madison based Solar Consultant, and Falcon Energy Systems, a Colorado-based investment group.
In the agreement between the City and Falcon, the City agreed to lease roof space to Falcon-owned solar arrays in exchange for renewable energy credits.
The system is installed across four City buildings and totals 157 kW that will produce 30% of the energy used for these facilities. The City of Monona will save over $75,000 in the first 6 years and has the option to purchase the Solar System at the end of year 6, realizing a return on investment within 8-10 years.