Solar Electric (PV) Systems

Save when you install a solar electric system

Solar electric systems, also known as photovoltaic (PV) systems, use sunlight to generate electricity. To capture sunlight, solar panels or modules, are strategically placed on roofs or ground mounted to maximize exposure to the sun. Systems are silent, very reliable, and require little ongoing maintenance.

And yes--Wisconsin really does get enough sun, even in winter, to produce energy and reduce electricity bills for your home or business.

Plus, you can save up to $2,000 (residential) and $4,000 (business) when you install a solar electric system. Residential customers can earn up to $2,000 more for their solar electric systems, if you live in an eligible ZIP code. See if you would be eligible today.

Solar Electric Systems

Solar Electric System Incentive

Earn up to $2,000 (residential) and $4,000 (business) in incentives for installing a qualifying solar electric system. To qualify for an incentive you must:

  • Install the solar electric system in an existing residential or non-residential property.

Solar Electric System Equipment & Property Requirements

  • Select qualified models from the Solar Electric Qualified Equipment List, which can be found in the supporting documents section below.
  • System capacity must be 0.5 kWDC or greater.
  • Must be installed within 45 degrees of due south.
  • Must be installed with a panel tilt between 10-50 degrees.
  • Must have less than 10 percent obstacle shading based on analysis of an industry-accepted tool.
  • See application for complete details.
  • Residential customers in eligible ZIP codes may receive up to $2,000 in additional funding for solar installations. Incentive not to exceed 12% of installed cost.
  • Both modules (panels) and inverter must be installed to receive an incentive.


How do I participate?

  1. Check to see if your utility participates in Focus on Energy. Review program terms and conditions and check the status of available Renewable incentives.

  2. Find a Focus on Energy Trade Ally. Complete the installation of your system.

  3. Submit an Incentive Application after your system has been placed in operation.