09 Mar Wisconsin installed record number of renewable energy systems in 2008
In the past year Focus on Energy has helped Wisconsin businesses and homeowners complete 338 renewable energy projects; that’s 40 percent more projects than in 2007 and a record for the number of projects completed in one year since the program’s inception in 2002. By providing technical assistance and more than $3.5 million in financial incentives toward the installation of these renewable energy systems in 2008, Focus on Energy has helped businesses and homeowners harness energy from the sun, the wind and organic materials to become more energy independent. Together, the completed systems will generate enough energy to heat and power 1,000 average Wisconsin homes.
“The renewable energy industry is booming — and as technology continues to improve and costs come down, a growing number of Wisconsin residents and businesses are using renewable energy systems to reduce their energy costs,” said Don Wichert, renewable energy program director.
“With a network of experts and a variety of services across Wisconsin, Focus on Energy can help anyone plan, finance and install renewable energy systems.”
Those who have turned their renewable energy dream into reality have done so with the help of Focus on Energy’s many services. For example, Focus educates residents and business owners about renewable energy choices, provides training and financing, promotes technical assistance and supports the installation of renewable energy technologies across the state.
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