Supporting On-Site Generation Projects

The On-Site Renewable DG Program is currently not accepting Solar Photovoltaic (PV) applications.

Please review the Program Announcements section of this web page for important information.

If your business or institution is serious about installing an on-site renewable energy system, CCEF will help you pay for the generating equipment through its On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program.

We will help you finance the installation of systems that generate electricity from the sun, wind fuel cells, biomass, landfill gas, and river flows. The amount of the grant will depend on the economics of your installation.

Connecticut businesses and institutions may qualify for this program if they:

  • Plan to install a qualified renewable energy generation device larger than 10 kilowatts.
  • Own and operate the facility or serve as a third-party energy services provider.
  • Are customers of The Connecticut Light and Power Co. or The United Illuminating Co.

Your investment in a clean energy system on site will yield numerous benefits. The clean energy it generates will help to lighten the load on Connecticut’s electricity grid, prevent harmful emissions by offsetting electricity produced from fossil fuels, and save you money over the long term.



Program Announcements



March 29, 2010 - Request for Qualifications for On-Call Inspectors for the CCEF Solar Rebate Program, Solar Thermal Incentive Program, Geothermal Heat Pump Incentive Program and On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Progam.

January 4, 2010 - Clarifications to OSDG Program Description and Instructions


August 7, 2009 - Modifications to the per Watt grant caps for Solar PV (Commercial For-Profit, Not-For-Profit and Government) under the On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program.


December 15, 2008 - Update notice regarding program changes to solar systems under the Onsite Renewable Distributed Generation Program



Links to Important Information

Download On-Site DG Program Description and Instructions


Download On-Site DG Program Pre-Application Form


Download On-Site DG Application


Download Site-Specific Feasibility Study Grant application form


Pathway to Funding
1. Review of your application.
2. Evaluation, due diligence, and financial analysis.
3. Determination and notification of level of support.
4. Applicant decision to proceed.
5. Review and approval by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Board.