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Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan, Wisconsin is a growing community, just 20 minutes away from Arch Solar’s headquarters in Plymouth. The burgeoning population of 50,000 shows how desirable it is to live in Sheboygan. Even better – Sheboygan’s expansive land is often unobstructed and great for solar. 

Sheboygan, WI is such a good place for solar, we wrote an entire blog about solar in Sheboygan County:  

Sheboygan residents utilize Alliant Energy as their utility provider. Sheboygan County follows net metering policies, allowing solar owners to receive credit for any excess electricity their panels produce. This credit can be used to offset energy consumption during times when the solar system does not generate sufficient power, such as cloudy days or evening. 

21 years in Wisconsin

What Should I Consider for My Solar Project in Sheboygan? 

Permitting

All municipalities in Wisconsin have specific rules and regulations for solar projects. Each project is subject to both city and AHJ regulatory measures. It can get complicated, but that’s why you work with Arch. Arch Solar takes care of all permitting and building requirements, as outlined by Brookfield’s guidelines. The best part – your permitting is already factored into your solar proposal cost!

Shading

Sheboygan’s mix of suburban and agricultural infrastructure often means neighbors have plenty of space for solar. Whether it’s a roof mount or ground mount, Arch uses our cutting-edge LIDAR technology to plan around your home’s natural features. When shading is a concern for your solar project, we figure out a creative solution that achieves your goals of going solar.

Our team’s cutting-edge LIDAR technology helps plan around your natural features and can show options for any landscape re-work or clever design outlays to avoid solar shading.  

Notable Projects

Arch Solar C&I

134kW

Lakeside Pepsi’s bottling plant in Sheboygan Falls decided to go solar in 2019. With nearly $400,000 in lifetime electric bill savings, their solar project makes financial sense.

Interestingly, Lakeside Pepsi went solar before the Inflation Reduction Act locked in the 30% tax credit on commercial systems. They still received a tax credit, but they were working with a much more volatile tax credit system.

Now, commercial projects will receive the 30% tax credit every year until 2032, as well as bonus depreciation. Learn more about all commercial solar financing in Wisconsin here: Commercial Solar Financing.

Workers installing solar panels

200.5kW

Sheboygan Senior Community (SSC) partnered with Arch Solar on their 200.5kW solar system + battery storage in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

By using 448 bifacial solar panels in Wisconsin, SSC will produce roughly 267,000 kWh of annual energy. The bifacial solar panels allow maximum solar production by using the reflectivity of snow in the winter. SSC is projected to offset 28% of their electrical usage with solar!

What sets the Sheboygan Senior Community Project apart from any other commercial solar project in Wisconsin is the battery or energy storage system,” says Keith Conway, Energy Consultant at Arch Solar. “This system is designed to shave peak demand charges from the utility, thus reducing their monthly electric bill. SSC is setting an example of what is possible to the rest of the state.”

SSC worked with Legacy Solar Cooperative, RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good program, Wisconsin’s Office of Energy Innovation, and the Couillard Solar Foundation to secure funding for their nonprofit solar project in Sheboygan.

Aurora hospital Sheboygan with solar

100.8kW

To align with its mission to help people live well, Advocate Aurora Health has pledged to power its healthcare facilities with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

This commitment came to fruition with the 100.8kW solar system at the Aurora Medical Center- Sheboygan County location.

Patients can feel at ease that their healthcare provider has solar panels and is working toward a clean environment for everyone’s health to benefit.

Arch Solar C&I Municipal Solar

206kW

Van Horn Hyundai of Sheboygan, WI chose to install solar panels in 2019. This 72-panel project generates around 15% of the building’s yearly electricity.

Van Horn has also explored electric vehicle chargers and has the potential to expand their system to solar EV charging as well.

For an example of a car dealership in Wisconsin that has solar and electric vehicle charging, check out Holiday Automotive Group’s recent solar + EV charging installation.

19.5kW

As a popular destination among Sheboygan locals and tourists, Visit Sheboygan STEAM’s solar installation is a role model for similar organizations to follow in their footsteps.

The 52-panel solar project right in downtown Sheboygan was installed in 2023 and aims to offset 28% of the building’s electrical needs.

Visit Sheboygan STEAM’s solar project was made possible with RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good program, focused on providing solar for nonprofits in Wisconsin.

Blackhawk shooting Sheboygan

45kW

Blackhawk Shooting in Oostburg chose to go solar for economic reasons. Does solar save you money in Wisconsin? Blackhawk can veritably say yes! 

Their system will pay itself back in only 6 years and save over $275,000 in energy bills over the next 30 years.  

Arch Solar C&I

74kW

InkWorks paved the way for solar in Sheboygan county when they installed a 74kW solar system on their building in 2019. At the time, this was the largest solar system in the city of Plymouth with 208 solar panels.

 

InkWorks President Bob Travis said the project was conceptualized by Arch Electric’s Project Developer Dan Steinhardt. “Dan was actually driving by our office. He drove by, came in and said, ‘You know, the way your building is positioned, it would be ideal for solar panels. Would you be interested?’ We sat down, he talked through it, and he laid out a proposal for us” says Travis.

Group Buy Participation

Brookfield, WI has participated in the Sheboygan County Solar Group Buy program.

Sheboygan Group Buy Logo

Example Systems

Here are some of our example systems. Note: these examples are for sizing demonstration. Your system will be tailored to your specific energy needs.

6 Kw Solar System

15 kw Solar System

18 kw Solar System

Curious about how to save more with your solar project? Check out our financial incentives.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    173.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $28,483 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    184,864 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $4,238 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    Two Rivers Water & Light

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    2,411,958 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    23.8kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $3,716 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1,948 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    197.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $22,293 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    20,695 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    149.5kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $23,913 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1.8 Tanker Trucks of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    123kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    Madison Gas & Electric

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    13,709,514 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    389kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $56,681 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    44,398,424 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    133.2kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,114,935

  • Utility Provider

    Madison Gas & Electric

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    14,727 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    25.7kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,293 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

At A Glance

  • System Size

    28.86kw

  • Estimated Savings

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

At A Glance

  • System Size

    43.6kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $151,039

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metered

  • Environmental Equivalents

    4,817,623 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    73.84kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $329,713

  • Utility Provider

    Plymouth Utilities

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

At A Glance

  • System Size

    64.845kw

  • Estimated Annual Savings

    $21,442

  • Utility Provider

    WPS

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

At A Glance

  • System Size

    133kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $386,522

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    12,550 Gallons of Gas

At A Glance

  • System Size

    26.6kw

  • Estimated Anual Savings

    $3,953

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    12,578 Pounds of Coal

At A Glance

  • System Size

    128.7kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $513,821

  • Utility Provider

    Manitowoc Public Utilites

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    13,964,512 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    45.5kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $275,531

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    4,679,952 Smartphones Charged

At A Glance

  • System Size

    1.825 MW

  • Estimated Savings

    $103,000 Annually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Direct Sell Rate Tariff

  • Environmental Equivalents

    1,740,000 ton of CO2 emissions

At A Glance

  • System Size

    388.8kw

  • Annual Savings

    $51,288

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,104 gallons of gasoline consumed. 22,789 gallons of diesel consumed. 256,673 pounds of coal burned. 3.1 tanker trucks' worth of gasoline.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    388.9kw

  • Annual Savings

    $51,340

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    26,135 gallons of gasoline consumed. 22,815 gallons of diesel consumed. 256,973 pounds of coal burned. 3.1 tanker trucks' worth of gasoline.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    299.3kw

  • Annual Savings

    $42,934

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    20,076 gallons of gasoline consumed. 17,526 gallons of diesel consumed information. 197,404 pounds of coal burned.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    50.7 kW - DC

  • Estimated Savings

    $10,329

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Line Side/Parallel Generation (CGS-NM)

  • Environmental Equivalents

    361,853lbs of coal burned annually

At A Glance

  • System Size

    31.87 kW

  • Estimated Savings

    $4,998 Anually

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Monthly Net Metering (CGS-NM)

  • Environmental Equivalents

    CO2 Emissions: 22.6 Metric Tons 2,341 Gallons of Gasoline

At A Glance

  • System Size

    370kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,053,732

  • Utility Provider

    Alliant Energy

  • Connection Type

    Parallel Generation

  • Environmental Equivalents

    401,786 lbs. of Coal or 44,218,770 smartphones charged.

At A Glance

  • System Size

    389kw

  • Estimated Savings

    $1,190,164

  • Utility Provider

    WE Energies

  • Connection Type

    Net Metering

  • Environmental Equivalents

    384,108 lbs. of Coal or 42,273,187 smartphones charged