Renewable Energy

Add cost-effective renewable energy to your facility by tapping into valuable financial incentives.

Focus on Energy Announces Request for Proposals – Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP)

The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program provides incentives for cost-effective renewable energy systems installed at eligible Wisconsin businesses through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. The Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program Request for Proposals (RFP) has been published, dated January 19, 2015.  Access the RFP and FAQ below:

The RECIP pre-proposal webinar recording can be found here. Discussion includes an overview of RECIP, answers to submitted questions, review of RECIP evaluation criteria and the application process.

Completed proposals must be received by  Focus on Energy no later than March 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST

Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to  Written responses to questions will be emailed to the applicant and also posted (without identification of the asking party) to the FAQ document linked above.  


Focus on Energy offers two options to reward businesses that incorporate renewables into their energy-saving efforts: the Renewable Rewards Program and the Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program (RECIP). The table below shows key differences between the two programs:

For Businesses and Residents For Businesses Only
Technologies: Solar Electric or Geothermal Technologies: Geothermal, Biogas, Biomass, Wind, Solar Electric, or Solar Thermal
Applicants must reserve funds by submitting a Reservation Application. Upon approval of Reservation Application, the Cash-Back Reward will be held for three months.

Competitive bid process, proposal required. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be released twice per year

$650 - $2,400 cap depending on technology $500,000 or up to 50% of the total project cost
No Penalties

Agree to refund portion of reward for failure to meet proposed scope of work or project completion date

Visit the Renewable Rewards Program page for more information on the standard Cash-Back Reward offerings for solar electric and geothermal installations. 


Feasibility Study for Existing Anaerobic Treatment Facility for Production of Biogas to Produce Electricity or Thermal Energy

Focus on Energy offers feasibility study grants designed to encourage end-users to undertake renewable projects in existing anaerobic digester facilities. These grants assist Wisconsin businesses overcome financial barriers to make the study and the engineering of complex upgrades possible. Grant Application and Guidelines can be downloaded below: