Solar Central Wisconsin is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar.


Offered by Mid-State Technical College and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, homeowners and commercial property owners throughout Portage and Wood counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

Start by attending a Solar Power Hour, our free information session that teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your household, and how the program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our installer. You have until September 30 to decide whether to go solar through the program.

Update: We have surpassed all three of our program benchmarks (50, 100, 150 kilowatts collectively), meaning all participants get even lower pricing for solar. Congratulations! Remember, the deadline to participate is 9/30/17

Solar Power HourSM Education Sessions (all are FREE and open to the public): 

Monday, 7/17
Mid-State Technical College, Room CE 635,
1001 Center Point Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481 (Facebook event here)

Wednesday, 7/19
1220 Briggs Ct, Stevens Point, WI 54481 (Facebook event here)

Monday, 7/24
Mid-State Technical College, Auditorium L118,
500 32nd St N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 (Facebook event here)

Tuesday, 7/25
T-Dubs Public House
111 Cooper St, Waupaca, WI 54981 (Facebook event here)
Stay for dinner and drinks and celebrate the MREA Driving on Sunshine Campaign!

Friday, 7/28
Portage County Public Library, Pinery Room,
1001 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481 (Facebook event here)

Saturday, 8/5
McMillan Memorial Library, All Purpose Room,
490 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 (Facebook event here)

Thursday, 8/10
MREA campus
7558 Deer Rd Custer, WI 54423 (Facebook event here)
Stay for a tour of our energy efficiency and renewable energy systems!

Saturday, 8/19
Ruby Coffee Roasters
9515 Water St. in Nelsonville, WI 54458 (Facebook event here)

Friday, 8/25
Central Waters Brewery
351 Allen St., Amherst, WI.
The Tap Room will be open and a brewery tour will follow at 5pm. (Facebook event here)

Monday, 9/11
Blue Heron Brew Pub
108 W. 9th St. Marshfield, WI (Facebook event here)