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Going Solar in Connecticut

May 22, 2018
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Whether you live near the coast or the Housatonic State Forest, in New London, Middletown or Norwalk, 2018 is a good year to go solar in Connecticut. The Governor and General Assembly are committed to renewable energy. They are offering incentives that make it easier than ever before to help Connecticut homeowners get in on generating clean, renewable solar power.

This winter has been long and cold in Connecticut, and oil and electricity costs are high in this intrepid New England state. If you’ve been thinking about solar, stop thinking about it and let us help answer your questions!  

SunLynk is a free service that can assist you with finding out about solar in general and Connecticut incentives, regulations, and installation requirements.  

Note that Connecticut is a relatively small state with big electricity prices that average 21 cents per kWh as of 2016. This was above the national average and it has gone up since. It’s a good time to take advantage of Connecticut’s incentives for going solar.

Various financial options are available in Connecticut including solar purchase, solar leasing, securing a loan, or outright purchase. We help you to consider what’s best for your situation by helping you understand how each option works.  

Our network of prescreened installers are up-to-date on the latest rules set by the Connecticut state legislature and public utilities commission on going solar in the State, as well as policies and rules governing everything from renewable energy mandates to whether you get paid retail or wholesale rates for the extra energy your system produces.

This includes a great Net Metering return on your investment (ROI). In short, if you generate more power than you need, you get credit on your next bill.  In Connecticut, each kWh your system generates above your usage rolls over into the next month until all of them are used. At the end of the year, the utility company pays for any unused Net Excess Generation (NEG).  Then the process begins again.

This includes all classes of renewable energy systems up to a gigantic 2 megawatt installed capacity. Add that to its generous solar power rebates for all the PV equipment up to a 20-kilowatt installation and the state will pay $487 per kW up to a 20kW system meaning that the max a homeowner or business owner can get from the rebate program is $9,400.00. A homeowner or business owner can receive $400/kW for a system sized larger than their real-world usage.  

If you live in New London, Middletown or Norwalk, in particular, your interest in solar could not be timed better. We’re committed to helping people understand what “going solar” means throughout the State of Connecticut, so contact us today to get started.

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