MREA - The Milwaukee Office

Milwaukee Solar Group Buy Programs

Important Deadlines:

December 15, 2014 - Deadline to sign up for a site assessment with Arch Electric.

January 15, 2015 - Deadline to let Arch Electric know if you want to sign your contract 

Check back soon to see the total solar installed for the Milwaukee Solar Group Buys.

Missed the deadline? Stay tuned for 2015 Milwaukee Solar Group Buy programs!


Home and business owners in Milwaukee's Washington Heights and LBWN neighborhoods had the opportunity to take advantage of record low solar pricing through a limited-time solar group purchase program. The Solar Washington Heights and Solar Layton Boulevard West programs are solar group buy programs that can help residents invest in lower cost solar installations through the power of volume-purchasing.The program is open to Milwaukee-area residents outside of these two neighborhoods, but its main outreach focus will be within the neighborhoods.

Our selected installer for the Solar Washington Heights & Solar LBWN programs is:

Please visit their website for more information!






  • Layton Boulevard West Neighborhood Association
  • Washington Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Urban Ecology Center

For more info, if you have any questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Hittman


Chris Merklein
Arch Electric
(The selected solar installer for Solar Washington Heights and Solar LBWN)


Upcoming Milwaukee Courses


The MREA Solar Academy is coming to Milwaukee!

Dates:  January 10 - May 30, 2015

The MREA's Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that will walk students through the PV design & installation process. The format of the Solar Training Academy will be MREA's class progression that will include: Basic Photovoltaics, PV Site Assessor, Intermediate PV, PV Design Lab, and PV Sales & Finance.

Click here for more information, details on continuing education, travel and accomodations information and maps!


Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2014 Fall Solar Tour!

Thanks to all those who went on The Solar Tour of Milwaukee's renewable energy and green building projects on a bus sponsored by Milwaukee Shines last Saturday!

Highlights of the tour included the Clock Shadow Building's featured roof top gardens, bee hives, a regenerative elevator, rain water in the toilets and urinals, and reused materials incorporated in the rebuild; a homeowner with solar to charge their electric vehicle, a homeowner with geothermal and solar and the LEED Gold Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Bonus! We got to check out the great view of Milwaukee Brewing Co's solar thermal install from the Clock Shadow Building roof and City of Milwaukee's wind turbine!


Thank you to our sponsors:


The MREA Milwaukee office is located in the shared office space of the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium at 1845 N. Farwell Avenue, Suite 100. Check out the activities of other awesome Milwaukee area organizations through the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium.


MREA Milwaukee is proud to be a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee!

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is a workplace giving campaign dedicated to Social Justice, Animal Welfare, and the Environment. With the help of business partners, CSGM provides financial support to many wonderful non-profit groups - including the MREA!

Joining a workplace giving campaign like Community Shares makes it easier for  employees to support the Milwaukee nonprofits that they are passionate about. If you are interested in joining, please contact Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee today!


Further Training and Resources

Rent a Solar Pathfinder

Would you like to get a cursory overview of your home’s solar window? Do you need to complete your practice site assessments for your MREA Site Assessor Certification? You might want to consider renting an MREA Solar Pathfinder!

The MREA Milwaukee office has Solar Pathfinders available for rent. The Pathfinder Rental only occurs at the Milwaukee office, and is a benefit for MREA members only. The Solar Pathfinder can be rented from the MREA Milwaukee office for a total of 10 days. The cost of the 10-day rental of the Solar Pathfinder is $50. Contact the MREA Milwaukee office to schedule a rental via email or call 414-431-2830.