MadiSUN: New solar energy initiative

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Three new solar programs will help expand renewable energy across Madison.

It's part of the MadiSUN backyard solar grant.

The program will award grants to non-profit organizations and affordable housing providers to help install new solar arrays.

"Solar is a win across the board for our community. It's home grown energy. It provides jobs, and it reduces the effects of climate change," said Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.

The City of Madison has $10,000 for grants reserved for the program.

Backyard Solar will fund up to 20% of a winning project's cost.

The Madison Common Council is exploring additional funding.