Manitowoc Public Utilities Secures Community Solar Generation Site

Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU), in conjunction with GRNE Solar, is building a community solar generation facility on Hecker Road just south of Viebahn Street. MPU recently signed a lease with the City of Manitowoc to utilize the space, which is an old gravel pit, for solar panels as part of our new community solar program. This program is intended to give customers the opportunity to participate in solar without the upfront cost that rooftop solar panels require. Additionally, this site will offer optimal panel placement, which is hard to accomplish on residential homes. This 20-year project is offered to current MPU electric customers. Blocks of solar are available for subscription in 1 KW increments, up to 20 KW, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The project developer will be installing the 1,000 KW solar generation facility with work anticipated to begin in May and with an expected completion date of November.

To learn more about the program, please see the flyer on the front page of our website at To express interest in the program by joining the waiting list, please email or call 920-683-4600,


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