Milwaukee Shines Newsletter

June 2013

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Welcome to the Milwaukee Shines Newsletter
for June 2013
Read on to get information about programs and opportunities to learn more about solar for your home or community.
  • Milwaukee Solar Book Club: Join us Thursday, June 20 for a special event! Meet solar author and activist Danny Kennedy, as we discuss ways to build solar in WI. 
  • The Energy Fair: June 21-23 in central Wisconsin. Catch the bus from Milwaukee and tap into resources for your own home and community.   
  • Milwaukee Solar Incentives: Don't forget to take advantage of amazing solar incentives for Milwaukee residents. See right hand column for all the details!   
  • Wisconsin Solar Supply Chain: Milwaukee Shines launches Wisconsin's first searchable Solar Supply Chain Directory and Map. Add your company to the list! 
We hope you take advantage of the upcoming programs to learn how to add solar to your home or business, become a solar professional, or develop solar initiatives in your own community.

Thank you for making Milwaukee Shine!

Amy Heart
Milwaukee Shines
Solar Program Manager
BookClubMilwaukee Solar Book Club:
An Evening with Danny Kennedy
Thursday, June 20 at 6 pm

Evening with Danny Kennedy
Thursday, June 20 at 6 PM
Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley Branch
3700 W. Pierce St.

(414) 286-5593

Join us for an evening with the dynamic Danny Kennedy,  author of Rooftop Revolution and founder  of Sungevity.
Share in a discussion on how we can build momentum to increase solar in Wisconsin, including increasing market choice and financing solutions. 

WHERE TO GET THE BOOK: Shop local! Get 10% off when you pick up the book at Boswell Books in Milwaukee. Ask for the Solar Book Club selection.  


ENERGY FAIR BONUS! Everyone who purchases the book and attends the author event, gets a free pass to The Energy Fair (June 21-23, 2013). Danny Kennedy will be the keynote at The Energy Fair on Friday, June 21. You can even catch the bus from Milwaukee to the Fair on Saturday!  

FairThe Energy Fair! 

June 21-23 in Custer, WI  



The Midwest Renewable Energy Association will host the 24th annual Energy Fair in central Wisconsin, June 21-23. The event features hundreds of workshops and exhibits to learn about clean energy and sustainable living.  


Catch the bus from Milwaukee: Milwaukee Shines is hosting a bus to The Energy Fair on Saturday, June 22. Reserve your space on the bus.  


Solar Power Your Community! The Energy Fair will feature a full track of workshops on Friday, June 21 that can help you build support for solar in your community. Take a peek at the Solar Powering Your Community workshop lineup.    

Wisconsin Solar Supply Chain Directory


Wisconsin companies involved in the solar industry can now be found online, and in one place. Milwaukee Shines has launched the Wisconsin Solar Supply Chain Directory and Map.

This searchable directory and map was developed with the help and input from many organizations. The goal is to help build partnerships and showcase the large number of Wisconsin companies already in the solar industry. The directory was compiled through the  Milwaukee Metro Solar Hot Water Business Council. Keep in mind this is a work in progress, and we welcome your feedback.

Please make sure your company or organization is listed in the directory! If you don't see your company listed, sign up HERE.




Limited Time Only!

Through Milwaukee Shines and Me2 Milwaukee home owners can get big incentives to invest in solar energy.
For a limited time, Milwaukee home owners can receive $2,000 cash-back on a solar installation!  


Homeowners must complete an energy efficiency upgrade through our Me2 program.


Projects must be complete by August 30, 2013!




WUWM 89.7 FM 
Project Milwaukee: 
Power Switch
The Promise and Reality of Green Energy in Wisconsin
Series: June 10 - 14, 2013


WUWM explores the growth of clean energy in Wisconsin and discusses how we compare with the rest of the country.



July 7-27, 2013

PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations

Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, July 27, 2013


Milwaukee Shines, the City of Milwaukee's solar program, is lead by the City's Office of Environmental Sustainability. We work to increase interest and investment in solar energy.


Milwaukee was named a Solar America City by the U.S. Dept of Energy in 2008, and is part of the Wisconsin efforts in the DOE SunShot Initiative.  


Milwaukee Shines is a public - private partnership that works to decrease energy costs for the City and its residents, increase clean energy job opportunities, and help create cleaner environment for the
entire community.


Milwaukee Shines

Office of Environmental Sustainability 

City of Milwaukee

200 E. Wells St.

Milwaukee, WI 53202



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