Milwaukee’s Energy Solution to High Electricity Rates
Milwaukee has friendly neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, and, of course, microbreweries. Residential solar is part of Milwaukee’s renaissance into a popular urban hub with a high quality of life and lower energy costs.
Solar is an energy solution Milwaukee can count on. The city basks in abundant sunny days.1 And Milwaukee solar panels will generate electricity through clouds, inclement weather—even a polar vortex. So, you stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
Milwaukee Supports Solar
Currently, there’s more than 3.6 megawatts of Milwaukee solar installations. Sunrun serves 12 counties in Southeast Wisconsin, in an area with the highest electricity rates in the Midwest.2 To counter such high rates,3 the city program Milwaukee Shines is expanding solar use to reduce community energy costs and build a clean energy future. And, the ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan’s goal is to increase solar power to 25% of the city’s energy use by 2025.4
Installing Solar in Milwaukee
Sunrun solar panels are helping Milwaukee achieve its bright, renewable energy future. We’re the U.S.’ largest dedicated residential solar company and the leading home solar company in Milwaukee.. In 2019, solar panels averaged $2.55 per watt in Milwaukee. The typical 6,000 watt home solar system was $15,285, but only $10,699 after the federal solar Investment Tax Credit—significantly lower than the U.S. average of $3.34 per watt.5
Solar Designed for You
Sunrun is the Milwaukee solar installation provider of choice. We're here to guide you in achieving the best energy solution for your home. Avoid utility rate hikes and gain future savings with Sunrun solar panels. Our BrightBuy6 and BrightAdvantage7 plans enable you buy your own solar system.
Owning your own system means you control your energy bill—on your own terms. With our BrightBuy plan:
- Just pay a one-time upfront cost
- Immediately gain complete ownership
- Incentives go directly to you
You can also own a Sunrun system on financial terms within your budget. With our BrightAdvantage plan:
- Purchase your solar panels upfront with a hassle-free loan
- Receive a fast approval and low fixed interest rate
- No upfront payments
Incentives Lower Investment Cost
Solar panels are a bright home investment. Sunrun maximizes incentives, so you can enjoy low locked-in rates and long-term savings. Some incentives include:
Milwaukee’s Focus on Energy program provides a rebate on the cost of your solar equipment.8 For every kilowatt of solar power installed (up to 4 kilowatts), you’re eligible for a $600 rebate—equaling $2,400 cash back.
Wisconsin’s sales tax incentive exempts residents from paying sales tax on solar equipment. The state’s property tax incentive exempts you from paying property taxes on any additional value solar adds to your home, which averages $15,000.9 And the Renewable Rewards Program partners with Focus on Energy and Wisconsin utilities to help offset solar installation costs by offering cash-back rewards for solar electric systems.10
Milwaukee homeowners are also eligible for the federal solar tax credit.11 In 2019, the tax credit is 30% off your entire system cost.12 It drops to 26% in 2020.13 For all available incentives, check DSIRE.14
Your Solar, Your Electricity
Sunrun solar panels will provide reliable electricity for decades. We back up our products with the best industry warranty to give you energy security and peace of mind.
The Milwaukee solar energy revolution has begun. Join your neighborhood in changing the way we power our lives. Contact Sunrun to learn more.