Morey Field Solar Powers Up
Array will generate enough clean energy to power more than 1,000 households!
MGE's new solar array at Middleton Municipal Airport is serving Shared Solar customers! Our optional community solar program has expanded with the addition of the 5-megawatt Morey Field Solar project. The 21-acre project features approximately 17,000 solar panels. The panels are capable of tracking the sun throughout the day, which we expect will result in about 25 percent more energy harvested compared to fixed panels. The array, which came online in early August, will generate enough clean energy to power more than 1,000 households.
MGE's first Shared Solar project is a 500-kilowatt array on the roof of Middleton's Municipal Operations Center. It began serving customers in January 2017.
How Shared Solar works
Our Shared Solar program is an option for MGE electric customers who run a business or who live in an apartment, condo or single-family home. Participants pay a one-time, up-front fee to reserve a portion of the electricity produced in Middleton and then pay a stable per kilowatt-hour price for 25 years. Customers can join to receive up to half of their annual electricity use through Shared Solar. Visit mge.com/sharedsolar
to learn more.
About 30% of the array serves the City of Middleton and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District under two separate Renewable Energy Rider (RER) agreements with MGE. Under an RER, MGE partners with a large energy user to tailor a renewable energy solution to meet that customer's energy needs. The model advances shared sustainability goals and grows clean energy in our community.
Net-zero carbon by 2050
Adding more clean energy to serve our customers is one of the ways we're working to achieve net-zero carbon electricity by 2050. Customer participation in Shared Solar helps us create a more sustainable energy future.