Monday, December 10, 2012
State Extends Solarize Program to January
The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) announced today that homeowners will now have until Jan. 14 to participate in the Solarize Connecticut program which allows residents in Westport and three other communities to install solar panels on their home at discounted rates.
The extension will provide additional time for those who were impacted by Storm Sandy to complete the signup process, an announcement said. It had been scheduled to end on Friday.
The first phase of the Solarize Connecticut program provides group pricing discounts on solar energy installations for homeowners in Durham, Fairfield, Portland, and Westport. As more residents decide to participate, the price for everyone in the community comes down.
“More than 1,000 Connecticut homeowners have already expressed interest in adding solar to their homes as a result of the Solarize Connecticut program,” said Bryan Garcia, president and CEO of CEFIA.
“We have extended the deadline to make sure that everyone affected by Storm Sandy will have enough time to engage in an affordable clean energy solution.”
“The storm set us back several weeks, and of course many of our residents are still recovering, so we appreciate having the extra time to reach residents who want to take advantage of this important program,” said Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff.
“We appreciate CEFIA working with us to give us this extension so more Westport residents can take advantage of Solarize for their homes.”
Homeowners who choose to add clean solar power can expect to realize energy cost savings. Connecticut residents interested in learning more about Solarize Connecticut should visit http://www.solarizect.com.
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Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport