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File #: 59969    Version: 1 Name: RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business and a Backyard solar installations, through 2022
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/11/2020 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action: 3/31/2020
Enactment date: 4/3/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00280
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business and a Backyard solar installations, through 2022.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter, Arvina Martin, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Rebecca Kemble, Donna V. Moreland, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Samba Baldeh, Marsha A. Rummel, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sally Rohrer
Attachments: 1. Renew WI - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required March 2020.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes awarding a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs in 2020 at a total cost of $125,400. Sufficient budget authority for the proposed contract is available in the Sustainability Program within the Engineering-Facilities capital budget. No additional City appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer the three annual MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business and a Backyard solar installations, through 2022.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison has been a Solar America City since 2007, a SolSmart Gold Community since 2016, and is committed to promoting solar technology adoption at the local level; and,

WHEREAS, in March of 2017, the Common Council adopted RES-17-00213 which called on the City to establish a goal for City of Madison operations and community to reach a goal of 100% renewable energy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; and, WHEREAS, the City has invested in the MadiSUN programs since 2016 to make it easier and more affordable to install solar energy; and,

WHEREAS, the City has contracted with RENEW Wisconsin to administer MadiSUN since 2016; and,

WHEREAS, MadiSUN is comprised of the following programs:

1. Residential Group Buy program which offers homeowners a negotiated price for solar, a vetted solar installer, as well as, education, guidance and technical support throughout the process. Initiated in 2016, the program has enabled 139 households to install 700 kilowatts of solar energy, investing approximately $1.89 million into the local clean energy economy.
2. Business Rebate, which encourages businesses to install solar by offering pool of $30,000 of solar rebates for local businesses. Since 2018, the Business Rebate has helped 11 businesses install 476 kilowatts of solar energy, investing approximately $688,000 into ...

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