Tell the PSC to Take Action on Third-Party Solar Financing

These days you can finance just about anything — your car, cell phone, furniture, even your TV.  But in Wisconsin, power utilities are trying to keep you from financing solar panels.

Third-party financing allows people to lease or finance solar panels over time, usually from a company that installs and maintains them. It’s a popular choice for families, schools, houses of worship, local governments and non-profits across the country.

In Wisconsin, third-party financing is not explicitly addressed in state law.

Power utilities are using that ambiguity to block Wisconsinites from turning to private financing for solar panels. Right now, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is being asked to issue a decision clarifying the law.


A person wearing a winter coat and work gloves installing a solar panel outdoors