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File #: 63934    Version: 1 Name: A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract 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, nonprofit and affordable housing
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Enactment date: 3/3/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00152
Title: A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract 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, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations, through 2023.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Lindsay Lemmer, Rebecca Kemble, Tag Evers, Patrick W. Heck, Arvina Martin, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Keith Furman, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. Renew WI - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required January 2021.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a sole source contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. to administer MadiSUN solar programs for residential, business, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations. The multi-year contract covers program activities for the period of calendar years 2021 - 2023. The 2021 contract amount is $125,000 and funding is available in the Sustainability Improvements capital project (Munis #13135). Funding for 2022 and 2023 is subject to appropriations in subsequent budgets.
Title
A Resolution authorizing a sole source contract 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, nonprofit and affordable housing solar installations, through 2023.
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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 174 households to install over 800 kilowatts of solar energy, generating $2.8 million in local clean energy investments.
2. Business Grant, which encourages businesses to install solar by offering a pool of $30,0...

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