About the Program

The Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program (Version 2.0) is a Connecticut Clean Energy Fund program that provides Connecticut communities an opportunity to support clean renewable energy and earn free clean energy systems.
   
This website is designed to help you to navigate through each of the steps necessary to become a Connecticut Clean Energy Community.  Clean energy really is as simple as 1-2-3:

1.    Commit to the 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign.

2.    Sign up local business and residences in your town or city to the CTCleanEnergyOptions program.

3.   Make a municipal clean energy purchase. (minimum requirement 5% for 2008)

 

By meeting the above criteria, your town can qualify for a free clean energy system (solar photovoltaic or “PV”) from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.  CCEF and its consultants will provide a detailed report to assist the town in selecting a suitable location for the system.  All purchase and installation costs will be borne by the CCEF.

Each system will provide the town with clean, renewable energy that will count towards its 20% target.  The money saved as a result of this system must be used towards a further clean energy purchase to meet the town’s goals.

In addition, the CCEF will provide a free data monitoring system that will enable students and other citizens to learn about the electricity generated, the carbon dioxide emissions avoided and costs saved by the town as a result of the system.  For an example of this monitoring system, please visit the system data for Middletown High School.

 

CCEF has also developed solar energy educational curriculum as part of its Learning for Clean Energy Innovation Program.  Participating towns can send teachers to professional development workshops and receive classroom activities on solar energy.