We Energies’: Solar Now program hits shining milestone

Milwaukee – The innovative We Energies renewable energy program Solar Now has hit a new milestone. Solar Now projects are now feeding 5 megawatts into the energy grid, enough to power more than 1,000 homes with clean, renewable energy.

Working with partners across the state, We Energies has completed projects with the School District of New Berlin, Washington County, Northland Pines School, University Lake School and the School District of Random Lake.

Under the Solar Now program, We Energies partners with large business, nonprofit and government customers to host solar panels. The company leases the space for the panels on roofs and unused land. The clean energy that is produced serves all customers.
“We are excited to be part of this innovative program,” said Mike Trimberger, district administrator —School District of Random Lake. “Even though we are a relatively small school district, we know that working with We Energies allows us to make a big impact to benefit our students and the environment.”

Solar Now is a pilot program approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. We Energies has hired SunVest, a Wisconsin-based company, to be the general contractor for these projects.

Solar Now is part of the company’s plan to create a cleaner energy future that is safe, reliable and affordable. Working with industry partners, environmental groups and state leaders, We Energies and its parent company WEC Energy Group are working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 and 80% by 2050.