Residential Solar Investment Program


Help Your Customers Make a Smart Energy Investment in their Homes


The Residential Solar Investment Program offers two incentive models to help Connecticut homeowners go solar. The Expected Performance-Based Buydown (EPBB) incentive provides homeowners with an upfront cost reduction based on major design characteristics of the system such as panel type, installation tilt, shading, orientation and solar insolation. The incentive is paid directly to the Eligible Contractor.

The Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) is designed to allow homeowners to benefit from solar PV systems for little to no upfront cost. Under this model, an Eligible Third-Party PV System Owner owns the system and enters into a contract with the homeowner. The PBI is paid to the System Owner based on actual performance over the course of 6 years, and is used to reduce the homeowner’s monthly cost.


Interested in becoming an Eligible Contractor or Eligible Third-Party PV System Owner in the Residential Solar Investment Program? Review the materials below and contact  

Eligible Contractors login here for access to program forms and information.

Customers can visit the Residential Solar Investment Program page of the Energize CT website for more information on incentive types, financing options, and to find a list of Eligible Contractors and Third-Party PV System Owners.


Program Materials

Apply to become an Eligible Contractor or Third-Party PV System Owner


CEFIA has financing programs available for your customers.  Click the links below to learn more about becoming an eligible contractor for those programs.     

 The Working Capital Program makes it easier for you to complete the work.