Proposed Residential Solar Investment Program


Program Announcement January 26, 2012


The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) would like to thank the residential solar PV industry for your engagement and patience as we work through the review and approval process of the Residential Solar Investment Program. I would specifically like to acknowledge Solar Connecticut for its work coordinating comments and feedback amongst its members.

CEFIA has listened to your feedback and we have drafted a Program Plan that reflects your input.

As a follow-up to the January 9, 2012 public comment meeting, CEFIA has revised its Program Plan.  Please click here for more information.


Bryan Garcia, President





December 14, 2011

RE: Request for Comments on the Proposed Incentive Structure of the Residential Solar Investment Program (§106 of Public Act 11-80)

To All Connecticut Residential Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Industry Stakeholders:

The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (“CEFIA”) is seeking final comments on its proposed incentive structure for the revised Residential Solar Investment Program (“Program”) as is required by Section 106 of Public Act 11-80 “An Act Concerning the Establishment of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Planning for Connecticut’s Energy Future” (“the Act”).

The Act requires CEFIA to design and implement a Program that results in a minimum of thirty (30) megawatts of new residential PV installations in Connecticut on or before December 31, 2022.  The Program is aimed at reducing the upfront costs of PV through incentives which decline over time.  The proposed incentive structure of the Program allows for companies to offer innovative financial products to enter and compete in the Connecticut marketplace, to incorporate energy efficiency as a means to finance PV, to accelerate payback to households, and to achieve sustained orderly deployment of the PV industry in Connecticut.

Attached are the following documents for review and comment by all interested residential PV industry stakeholders:

On behalf of CEFIA, I invite you to participate by providing comments on or before January 11, 2012.  CEFIA looks forward to receiving all comments. Comments can be submitted electronically to or in writing to the following address:  

Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Attn: Christin A. Cifaldi, Manager, Clean Energy Deployment  
865 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067



Dale Hedman
Director, Renewable Energy Deployment