Three Efforts That Showcase Wisconsin’s Solar Energy Expansion

November 9th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Three Efforts That Showcase Wisconsin’s Solar Energy Expansion   

Milwaukee Public Radio – Nov 9, 2017

Pewaukee-based developer Matt Neumann admits he might appear to be an unlikely advocate for solar energy. His political roots are deep, and conservative.

“When I got into solar, I found myself in the extreme minority of Republicans or conservatives who thought solar was a good idea. As a matter of fact, a lot of people thought I was crazy,” Neumann explains. “Now we’re cost-competitive, and Republicans and Democrats agree that they want to do the right thing for the environment.”

Tyler Huebner, with RENEW Wisconsin, agrees the politics around renewable energy are changing. “And one of the reasons,” he explains, “is job growth.”

The 2016 National Solar Jobs Census reports more than 260,000 jobs nationwide are related to solar energy, with Wisconsin being home to nearly 3,000.

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