The Solar in Small Communities: River Falls, WI case study explores the City of River Falls’ efforts to stimulate a local solar market, with a focus on the River Falls Municipal Utility (RFMU) Solar Feed-in Tariff program. Together, RFMU, the local government, and the citizens of River Falls have developed a suite of energy programs for the community over the past 12 years. Their success and continued dedication serves as a strong example of how a small community can work with its municipal utility to accelerate the development of a solar industry.
This case study was created as part of the North Carolina Solar Center’s efforts under the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. As a member of this partnership, the North Carolina Solar Center provides information and technical expertise to local governments interested in implementing solar programs and policies.