Last Updated: 03/13/2023

Project Overview

This project will install 440 kW of solar electric (PV) panels on several buildings at the Community Development Divisions (CDA) public housing Truax Campus on the east side of Madison, WI. When complete, the arrays will generate ~561,000 kWh of electricity per year reducing operational costs for CDA and tenants. The array will be installed by the Engineering Division’s GreenPower program where trainees with little to no electrical skills are provided on-the-job training through solar installations on City buildings.

Truax Solar PV Site Plan
Truax Apartments Solar PV Proposed Site Plan

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Community Development Authority (CDA)
Planning and Design: Q2 2023 through Q3 2023
Construction Bid Doc Preparation: Q4 2023
Construction Start Date: Q1 2024
Expected Completion Date: Q4 2024

In the News

February 20, 2023 City of Madison

Senator Baldwin visits Madison to Highlight $1.5 Million Federal Investment in Solar Energy

Feb. 20, 2023 WSMN Fox47

Senator Baldwin Delivers Funds for Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Economy

Feb. 20, 2023 WSAW TV7

Sen. Baldwin Celebrates Federal Funding for Clean Energy and Reduced Energy Costs

Feb. 20, 2023 WMTV NBC15

Sen. Baldwin Celebrates Funding in Madison for Renewable Energy and Job Creation

Feb. 20, 2023

Baldwin touts green energy efforts during stop at Madison fire station

Jan. 12, 2023 Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR)

Wisconsin solar projects get a boost after federal omnibus bill sends more than $255.7M to the state

Dec. 22, 2022

Senator Baldwin Secures Over $255 Million for Wisconsin in Senate Appropriations Legislation