Interested in solar?
We can help!
The Iowa County Solar Group Buy is an easy, affordable way for residents, small businesses, and nonprofits to save on energy costs while benefiting the environment.
CLEA-N and Legacy Solar Cooperative (LSC) are partnering to help Iowa County residents and businesses consider solar this year because 2022 is an especially great time to do so. Here’s why:
The 26% federal tax credit will decrease after December 31, 2022.
LSC will provide a FREE initial solar assessment on residences and businesses. After reviewing the free assessment, the property owner can request LSC to forward the assessment to vetted area solar installers Timmerman’s Talents, Eagle Point Solar, and All Sky Energy.
Additionally, for a nominal fee, LSC will walk homeowners and businesses through an apples-to-apples comparison of solar quotes, answer technical questions, and provide information on green financing for those interested in this kind of assistance.
PLUS, CLEA-N is offering a group buy incentive of at least $250 for the first 20 participants (based on system size).
If you are interested in solar this year, we urge you to visit LSC's website and get started!
"The Iowa County solar group buy is spot-on with the goals of our CLEA-N program. CLEA-N strives to lower energy costs, reduce fossil fuel reliance and keep energy dollars in the local community. That’s exactly what small scale solar does! We’re so grateful to be partnering with the friendly, knowledgeable folks at LSC in helping more Driftless Area residents enjoy the benefits of solar energy.”
- Chuck Tennessen, Climate & Energy Coordinator
How long does it last?
Legacy and installers are offering this opportunity from April, 2022 through the end of the year. As we get closer to the end of the year, installations may need to be scheduled for early 2023.
Who is eligible?
Homeowners, businesses, and nonprofit organizations anywhere in the greater Iowa County, Wisconsin area.
Where do I start?
If you would like LSC to send you a solar snapshot with the following information, start by completing a solar assessment request form and they will respond promptly. The report will include:
If your property is a likely candidate for solar, based on site information, your utility bills, and address information
A maximized system size based on how much energy you use
Ballpark estimate of the cost of your array. Based on site information and factors such as the system size, ground vs. roof mount, and roof type
A simple financial analysis with annual estimated cash flows of system vs. reduced monthly utility bills, factoring in the cost of financing (if applicable)
Iowa County Solar Tour of Homes
The spring solar tour has ended, but if you are interested in visiting a few solar sites, please contact Chuck Tennessen. He can help arrange a visit to a solar site or two.
The Iowa County Solar Group Buy relies on generous support from our community, including:
Iowa County CLEA-N (Clean Local Energy Alliance – Now) was created by Driftless Area Land Conservancy, along with dedicated area activists. Its mission is to explore and engage in initiatives to advance the local ownership and control of a clean energy future in Iowa County, paving the way for the creation of the county as an energy district.
Farmers Savings Bank, with locations in Mineral Point, Dodgeville, Edmund, Ridgeway, Mount Horeb and Hollandale
Farmer’s Implement Store, Mineral Point
Town & Country Insurance, with offices in Dodgeville, Cobb and other area locations.
Thuli Tables, Dodgeville
We also thank the many community members out there who are working to bring more solar energy to Iowa County!