Milwaukee Shines (Solar)

Milwaukee Shines Summit Credit Union is proud to partner with Milwaukee Shines, the City of Milwaukee's solar program, to provide a special loan program for the City of Milwaukee residents. Milwaukee Shines is a public/private partnership that works to increase the interest and investment in solar energy. This program helps you by:

  • helping you invest in solar energy, a long-term stable clean energy source, which lowers your energy bill
  • finding rebates and incentives on your solar installation
  • providing training and resources to learn about how to add solar to your home or business
  • providing a low-interest loan to finance your solar installation
  • providing a $1,000 early-bird incentive to the first 20 participants in the program
  • connecting you to solar energy efficiency opportunities for your home

Visit to learn more about the Milwaukee Shines program.

Summit's special loan terms help make your solar energy improvements easier and more affordable than ever. You have the option to finance up to 100% of the costs approved through the Milwaukee Shines program. Loans are available for as little as $1,000, on up to $20,000, with low rates and flexible repayment terms.

Special Energy Efficient Loans

Term (up to) APR1 Monthly Payment2 Alert Me
60 months 4.50% $18.66
180 months 5.25% $8.06
Special energy efficient loan rates are for the Me2 and Milwaukee Shines loan programs only.
  • 1APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Minimum loan amount is $1,000. Milwaukee Shines maximum loan amount is $20,000. Me2 maximum loan amount is $15,000. Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • 2Monthly payment is based on payment per $1,000 for term and rate shown above.

Ready to get started? It's easy:

Step One
Select a solar installation after you have received at least two bids on your potential project. Find a list of qualified installers at We also recommend you get a solar site assessment, if you do not know what technology might be right for you. Find site assessors at

Step Two
Apply for your Milwaukee Shines Solar Financing program at Complete the application found here: You will need to have selected an installer when you submit this application. Submit the application to or call 414-286-5593 if you have questions.

Step Three
Apply for your loan at Summit. Click here for our online application to get started. You'll work closely with a Summit Financial Specialist who will help you make smart choices for financing your energy efficient improvements. Or, if you prefer, give us a call at 800-236-5560, or stop by a branch.

Step Four
Once you have received approval on your Milwaukee Shines application (in Step 2), and received pre-approval for your solar loan (Step 3), you can move forward and complete your project. After your solar upgrades have been installed, you can close your loan at a Summit Credit Union Branch convenient to you.

It's that easy.
Not a resident of Milwaukee and interested in solar or energy efficient savings? You can learn more by visiting, and Summit can help you make smart choices for financing your energy-efficiency improvements with other great loan options.