CEFIA Press Releases

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David Goldberg - Director, Government and External Relations
Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
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CEFIA Sells $30 Million of C-PACE Liens

Rocky Hill, Conn., May 19, 2014 - The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Connecticut’s green bank, and Clean Fund, a specialty Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance provider, today announced the securitization of a portfolio of CEFIA-financed Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy transactions. The sale will fund a total portfolio of $30 million of commercial PACE benefit assessment liens financed through a conduit structure. The Public Finance Authority is the issuer of the bonds which have been purchased by Clean Fund and CEFIA.

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Connecticut Green Bank Director Recognized as White House Champion of Change

Rocky Hill, Conn., April 17, 2014 —The White House Champions of Change program honored Jessica Bailey as a solar deployment champ during a ceremony today at the White House. The White House is honoring ten local heroes who are “Champions of Change” for their efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The Connecticut Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program has demonstrated how low-cost, long-term financing is making clean energy more accessible to commercial and industrial consumers.

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CT Celebrates Successful First Year of C-PACE Program

Hartford, CT (February 25, 2014) – Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), celebrated today the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. The program helps Connecticut commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

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CEFIA Announces $5 Million Deal to Offer New Crowdsourced Residential Solar Loans

Rocky Hill, Conn., February 6, 2014 - The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Connecticut’s green bank, Mosaic, a solar finance crowdsourcing company, and Sungage Financial, a platform that enables homeowners to efficiently apply, qualify, and contract for solar financing, have agreed to a $5 million deal to offer homeowners crowdsourced loans for solar installations.

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University of Hartford Joins CEFIA Sponsored Campus Efficiency Now Program

Rocky Hill, Conn., January 29, 2014 -- The University of Hartford has signed on as the second college to participate in the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) sponsored Campus Efficiency Now (CEN) program, an initiative designed to advance energy efficiency in Connecticut’s private colleges and universities.

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CEFIA to Work with New England States and Clean Energy States Alliance to Reduce Solar Costs

Rocky Hill, Conn., November 25, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) announced today that it would participate in a regional effort targeting reduction of non-hardware or “soft” costs for photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems while increasing coordination across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The states have formed the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit organization that works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry leaders, and other stakeholders to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, will coordinate the initiative, which has been competitively awarded $1.5 million under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II program. The Rooftop Solar Challenge II contributes to the SunShot Initiative goal to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

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CT Commercial Property Owner Sets the PACE -- C-PACE Hat-Trick will Save Energy and Money

Rocky Hill, CT, November 4, 2013 – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) proudly announces that three Connecticut Commercial buildings owned in majority by Mark Greenberg (Roscommon Infinity, LLC, Tower Business Park 86 Infinity, LLC , 80 Lamberton Road Realty, LLC) were recently approved for financing through the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.

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CT Provides Homeowners Ability to Comparison Shop for Solar Energy Financing

Rocky Hill, CT., October 21, 2013 —The Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority (CEFIA) launched the GoSolarCT web portal and campaign, designed to build awareness of the money saving benefits for homeowners seeking to “go solar”. The website includes a new online tool enabling more than 1 million Connecticut homeowners to obtain specific data regarding their home’s suitability for solar and to compare energy and cash savings for solar leases and loans. GoSolarCT is part of the state’s Energize Connecticut initiative seeking to provide residents and businesses with cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy opportunities.

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Chester Celebrates Solar System Installation at Chester Elementary School

Rocky Hill, Conn., October 16, 2013 — The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), the Town of Chester and the Chester Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the installation of a 9.25 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system designed and installed by Aegis Solar Energy of Branford, Connecticut. The clean energy system was earned by the Town of Chester through the Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative which incentivizes Connecticut municipalities to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of clean and renewable energy.

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Bridgeport Building Finances Energy-Saving Upgrades

September 30, 2013--Bridgeport, CT – The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) proudly announced that the building located at 855 Main Street in Bridgeport, CT is the latest project to be financed by C-PACE in Connecticut. The property owner will finance energy-saving technologies that will result in substantial cost savings—approximately $250,000 annually. The building is owned in partnership between Forstone Capital LLC and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. The project will rely on financing provided through CEFIA’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE is part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, which helps consumers and businesses save money and access clean energy.

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