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Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Seeks Installers for Solar Energy Systems

Firms needed to perform installations in municipalities that qualify for no-cost systems under Conne

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for firms to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Connecticut cities and towns. As part of its mission to promote clean energy use in the state, CCEF provides PV systems at no charge to Connecticut municipalities that qualify for its Clean Energy Communities Program. Installers chosen through the RFQ process will be invited to submit proposals for each installation.

To qualify, installers must be able to handle all aspects of the process, including obtaining appropriate permits, procuring and installing the systems, interconnecting the systems with the local distribution company and maintaining the installed system for at least five years.

Under the Clean Energy Communities Program, cities and towns qualify for the systems when they: commit to the 20% by 2010 Campaign, indicating their intention to make clean energy 20 percent of their total energy purchase by 2010; get a minimum number of businesses and households to choose the CTClean EnergyOption on their electric utility bills; and pledge to allocate 100 percent of the money they save with the PV systems toward purchasing clean energy.

The deadline for responding to the RFQ is 3 p.m. on July 1, 2005. The RFQ is available on the CCEF Web site (http://www.ctcleanenergy.com) or by calling 860-563-0015 or e-mailing cefinfo@ctinnovations.com. An informational session will be held at 10 a.m. on June 24, 2005, at the CCEF offices, 200 Corporate Place, 3rd Floor, Rocky Hill, Conn.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund is accelerating Connecticut’s technology economy by investing to develop clean energy technologies, supporting the creation of clean energy supply and educating Connecticut’s residents about the importance of clean energy to our state’s energy future. The Fund, financed by a surcharge on ratepayers’ electric utility bills, is administered by Connecticut Innovations.

Contact:Charlie Moret, Managing Director, Marketing: (860) 563-0015