Soak Up the Sun

Soak Up the Sun

About This Campaign

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area invites you to help us add a 53.28 kW solar array on the roof of our ReStore building in La Crosse. We strongly believe in reducing energy waste and structuring our programs in ways to maximize energy savings whenever possible.

The installation of solar panels on our ReStore/office building will offer a variety of benefits offsetting 100% of our current electricity usage:
  1. Utility savings from the installation of solar will allow Habitat to focus those funds on providing more assistance to low-income families in our community.
  2. The location of the ReStore in La Crosse is highly visible to the public. This project will highlight solar energy as a viable option for businesses and raise awareness of its benefits in our community.
  3. Installing solar panels on our ReStore aligns with Habitat’s overall commitment to reduce energy waste, furthering our stance on sustainability in the community.

System Size: 53.28 kW
Cost savings over 30-year life of system: $228,609
System Cost: $112,900
Funds Raised to Date: $66,087.68
Donations Needed: $46,812.32

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has provided logistical and financial support through its Wisconsin Solar Corps initiative. This program was made possible with support from the Couillard Solar Foundation and Sally Mead Hands Foundation. MREA’s mission is to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area


Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built and rehabbed safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.

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