Connecticut town chosen for new residential solar program

Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 12:07 PM
posted by rene5432

A new solar program is now available to residents in Westport, Connecticut, that will significantly lower the cost of installing such systems on their homes, Westportnow reports.

According to the media outlet, Westport is one of four towns participating in the Solarize Connecticut pilot project, which entails aggregating several homes in the town to make the installations more affordable. The is supported in part by the state's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), as well as the John Merck Fund and SmartPower.

The city was chosen along with Durham, Fairfield and Portland, which were all selected based on their ability to put a solar strategy into action.

"Westport is extremely excited to be chosen as one of the pilot communities," said Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff. "We have long prided ourselves on being at the forefront of environmentally friendly initiatives. This is exactly the kind of program that will help us expand solar in our community and offer an excellent investment opportunity for our residents."

According to Connecticut Clean Energy, a number of new programs are now available to connecticut residents to help start using cleaner, renewable energy sources, including wind, sun and water power, as well as waste-to-energy conversion processes, biomass conversions and fuel cell technology.  

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