Power from the Sun

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 6/30/2010 is 910 which equals 5,413 kWAC

 

Funds Committed

Funds Reserved

Funds Remaining

$3,000,000

 $1,202,842

$1,797,158

 

Program Announcements

 

 

May 11, 2010 – Update to Residential Rebate Energy Efficiency Requirement
 
For the Residential rebate program new construction will be defined as all buildings currently under construction, buildings constructed within 6 months prior to submittal of a complete application to CCEF’s SmallSolar@ctcleanenergy.com email address, or, gut renovations. For new construction an applicant should submit a letter from the General Contractor and/or Architect in lieu of participation in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s (CEEF) Home Energy Solutions (HES) program. Partial renovations do not constitute new construction for the purposes of the Residential rebate program Energy Efficiency Requirement.

 

The letter should be on the General Contractor and/or Architect’s letterhead and should include the following:

  1. Date of anticipated or actual construction completion
  2. Statement of compliance with all current Connecticut building and electrical codes
  3. List of energy conservation/efficiency measures included in construction
  4.  Homeowner’s signature
  5. General Contractor and/or Architect’s signature

 

 

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.

 

 

February 5, 2010 – New Residential Rebate Program Requirement – Energy Efficiency

 

As of March 1, 2010 the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) will be requiring all participants in the residential rebate program to participate in the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s (CEEF) Home Energy Solutions (HES) program.

 

Applicants will need to attest an energy audit has been performed in the past three (3) years. Homeowners must complete and submit a HES affidavit with their rebate application.

 

If an energy audit has not been performed, applicants may register for the HES program via www.ctenergyinfo.com or by calling 1-877-WISE-USE.

 

Currently, HES is responding to requests within two weeks. In the event a residential consumer does not receive a response within two weeks, please contact David Goldberg, CCEF Strategic Initiatives Director, directly at (860) 257-2889 for assistance.

 

 

 

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.

 


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 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