Power from the Sun

Notice to Eligible Installers and Home Owners - 
On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the “Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008,” which extended the 30 percent federal personal income tax credit on qualified solar systems, but eliminated the $2,000 incentive limit.




CCEF regrets to inform you that we are no longer accepting applications for the Residential Rebate Program at this time. Even though funds for the Rebate Program are exhausted, there are adequate funds for our CT Solar Lease Program.


We encourage CCEF installers and their customers to direct their attention to the CT Solar Lease Program where more than $23 million has been allocated for rebates alone. The goal of the CT Solar Lease Program is to provide 100% financing for the installation of approximately 1,000 solar systems over a three-year period.   As the CT Solar Lease Program started just a few months ago, there remains ample funding to support solar development in Connecticut.  In addition, CCEF recently relaxed the income limits which greatly increased the number of Connecticut residents who can qualify for the CT Solar Lease Program. Please visit www.ctsolarlease.com.


Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems utilize clean, renewable energy from the sun to produce electricity. Today's solar PV technology is proven and can provide a significant portion of the electricity needed to power your home or facility.

Visit our facts and figures page for information on costs and benefits or view our new series of videos, "Tips on Purchasing a PV System."


Why Go Solar?

  • PV systems are reliable, pollution-free, and use a renewable source of energy.
  • PV systems help preserve the Earth's finite fossil fuel resources and reduce air pollution.
  • PV systems allow owners to add an energy-producing improvement to their property and over time to recover the cost of the system through reduced electric bills.
  • PV systems make owners less vulnerable to future increases in the price of electricity.


Total number of approved applications as of 12/31/08 is 874 which equals 4,003 kWAC

 CT Solar Lease Program

Solar installations now made affordable with the launch of our new “CT Solar Lease Program”. First in the nation ratepayer-supported program to make solar power accessible to moderate and low income connecticut residents. Imagine significant savings on your electricity bill, not just for a month or two, but for years to come. Click here to learn more.


Find An Eligible Installer
The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund offers rebates to Connecticut residents, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, through participating solar installers. 
View the current list of installers

Frequently Asked Questions
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Learn More
Download Solar Rebate Program fact sheet
Learn About Solar Energy
Tax incentives for solar installations
Visit the Solar Connecticut website to see solar installations
Try the Clean Power Estimator