Focus on Energy: LCH Properties receives $28,289 financial incentive for renewable energy project

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MADISON, WI – Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Alliant Energy are pleased to announce that LCH Properties LLC, a Portage-based property management firm, has received a financial incentive in the amount of $28,289 from Focus on Energy for a recently-completed renewable energy project.

The dollars will go toward an 11.52-kilowatt solar electric project that was installed on the property of Christine and Gerald Hart, owners of LCH Properties LLC. The solar electric project consists of four, 2.88-kilowatt dual-axis tracking systems that are estimated to produce about 19,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

To officially recognize the project’s completion, a check presentation was held on January 12 to present the Focus on Energy monies. The event was attended by Christine Hart from LCH Properties LLC; Bill Schutten from Focus on Energy; Mark Meierdirk from Alliant Energy, and Andrew Bungert from H & H Solar Energy Services.

“LCH Properties LLC’s renewable energy investment will not only benefit Wisconsin’s environment but will also directly benefit the company’s bottom line through reduced energy bills,” said Schutten. “Because solar electric systems are extremely reliable, this project will be producing clean energy for years to come.”

Focus on Energy offers a wealth of no-cost information, technical assistance, and even financial incentives to help the selection and installation of renewable energy solutions at homes, farms or businesses. Focus on Energy experts can perform site assessments, analyze energy needs, provide ideas for increasing energy efficiency, evaluate sites to determine the suitability for certain renewable energy resources and recommend practical solutions. There are also financial incentives for making renewable energy choices. To find out if a renewable energy system is right for you, call Focus on Energy at 800.762.7077 or visit .

Alliant Energy is a strong partner with Focus on Energy in the renewables sector and can provide technical and financial assistance with renewable projects. Alliant’s Renewables Incentives Program is designed to encourage the implementation of cost-effective non-residential renewable energy projects. The program was developed as a voluntary initiative that provides grant and low-cost financing incentives which work in tandem with incentives available from Focus on Energy. Incentives are available for solar electric (photovoltaic), solar thermal, wind, biomass and biogas projects meeting Focus on Energy Renewable Program requirements. For more information on the Alliant Energy Renewables Incentive Program, please contact Senior Strategic Account Manager Jeff Adams at 608-364-6466 or via email at [email protected].