Solar energy FAQs
What is the life expectancy of solar panels in Wisconsin?
Solar panels last for 25-30 years, depending on their quality and other factors. You can expect to break even on your solar panels in about a decade, which means 15+ years of pure savings.
How does solar power help the environment?
Traditional electricity generation emits harmful greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide into the air, which pollute the air and water and contribute to climate change. As a green energy source, solar power doesn’t have those same harmful effects.
Is it better to buy or lease solar panels?
Buying solar panels creates the most significant long-term cost savings and increases the value of your home. That said, leasing solar panels is an excellent option for people who rent their home or can’t (or don’t want to) pay the upfront cost of buying solar panels.
What percent of Wisconsin energy production is solar?
Wisconsin currently gets just 0.45% of its electricity from solar energy, which is enough to power 71,572 homes.
How many solar farms are operating in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin has about 20 solar farms that are currently in operation. Most have a solar capacity of one to five megawatts of energy, meaning they can power thousands of homes.