1. Learn More
Complete details on program can be found in program manual to the left.
2. Site Assessment
We recommend you get a solar site assessment from an MREA Certified Site Assessor to help determine what technology is best for your home. There is a fee for the assessment; get a few bids.
3. Energy Efficiency
Make your home energy efficient first, and maximize solar incentives. Take part in Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2).
4. Apply for Preapproval of Loan
Apply online or in person and receive preapproval of solar loan to ensure you can move forward with your solar project.
5. Apply for Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing
Complete the application found to the left on this website.
6. Select Installer
Contract with your preferred installer. Milwaukee Shines recommends going with a certified installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP). We recommend you get 2-3 bids before you make your selection.
7. Get Incentives
Work with your installer to ensure you receive: Federal tax credit and WI Focus on Energy incentive.
8. Install Solar System
Work with your installer to schedule the installation.
9. Close on Loan
After your project is complete, work with your Summit Credit Union loan officer to close on the loan. Summit will issue check directly to your installer.
Enjoy Your Solar Installation!