Exploring Solar Power Purchase Agreements for

Wisconsin with Rep. Chris Taylor

Monday, August 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm

Friends Meetinghouse (1704 Roberts Court)

6pm dinner at Pizza Brutta

After Rep. Taylor’s presentation, 350 Madison volunteer leader Mary Beth Elliot will share a brief update on the September 21st People’s Climate March in NYC and our plans for organizing around the largest climate justice mobilization in history!

A Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) is a financial arrangement in which a third-party developer owns, operates, and maintains the photovoltaic (PV) system, and a host customer agrees to site the system on its roof or elsewhere on its property and purchases the system’s electric output from the solar services provider for a predetermined period. This financial arrangement allows the host customer to receive stable, and sometimes lower cost electricity, while the solar services provider or another party acquires valuable financial benefits such as tax credits and income generated from the sale of electricity to the host customer. (US EPA Definition)


Chris Taylor is a lawyer and a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 76th District (Madison). Prior to the end of the last legislative session, she drafted a bill to pave the way for SPPAs in Wisconsin. In addition to solar, Rep. Taylor’s bill would also allow PPA’s for other types of renewable energy sources, such as wind and manure digesters.Rep. Taylor will continue to work on PPA legislation during the next legislative session. Join us as she helps us understand the intricacies of SSPAs and discusses both the benefits to Wisconsin in terms of helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the challenges. 

Join us for dinner before the meeting at 6pm at Pizza Brutta (1805 Monroe St.) for some socializing!

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