Funding Increase for Connecticut PV Rebate Program

February 10, 2006

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) approved additional funding of $3 million for the Residential/Small Solar PV Rebate Program to support residential installations smaller than 5 kilowatts (kW) and small commercial, industrial, and institutional (CI&I) installations smaller than 10 kW. This additional funding should support about 130 new installations — approximately 120 residential and 10 small CI&I installations.

The increase was approved partly because of the success of this program over the last 15 months. Under the previous $1.8 million program budget, approximately 75 residential solar installations (approximately 308 kW). Thirty-five of the installations are complete; the remaining approved systems are scheduled for construction. During this same period, three small CI&I installations were approved.

"The CCEF is pleased to be able to address long-term energy costs by making it more economically feasible for consumers to install small solar units on their homes or where they work," said Lise Dondy, CCEF chief operating officer. "The power provided by such systems can be an important hedge against future rate increases."

For more information, visit Connecticut Incentives for Renewable Energy.