On Tuesday, July 28, Waukesha County residents have the opportunity to learn about solar powering their home, business, or farm with a free solar workshop. A Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) representative will lead the informational event that explores the considerations of solar installation. The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Delafield Public Library on 500 Genesee St.
“Solar is a complex industry,” said Peter Murphy, Market Development Coordinator at MREA. “It can be a confusing process for consumers to figure out who to work with and what advantages and disadvantages exist when considering a solar array.”
The solar workshop is hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), a clean energy and sustainable living educational nonprofit. It will detail the components of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, discuss market trends, explore financing options and incentives, and will conclude with an MREA representative ready to answer questions.
Financial incentives are available for solar PV through multiple channels like the Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit, which offers a 30% tax credit on solar PV installation. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) website at Dsireusa.org for additional policy information on the federal solar tax credit.
For rural businesses and agricultural producers, the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program (R.E.A.P.) provides funding. You can find answers to frequently asked questions about R.E.A.P. at FarmEnergy.org.
For more information about solar installation, visit growsolar.org/power-pack. Learn more about the workshop’s promotional partner the Waukesha County Green Team (WCGT), a volunteer nonprofit organization that envisions a future when Waukesha County is a vibrant green community and promotes environmental sustainability through education, communication, and local action, at waukeshacountygreenteam.org.
This local solar workshop is led by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). It is made possible with support from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. To learn more about the MREA, call 715-592-6595 or visit www.midwestrenew.org.