Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Connecticut’s 1998 electric restructuring legislation (Public Act 98-28) created separate funds to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.* This information summarizes the renewable energ…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Combined Heat & Power… More

 

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Beginning in October 2014, commercial and industrial systems (meeting the same technology requirements as above) are also eligible for the property tax exemption. The exemption is available for p…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Net Metering

There is no stated limit on the aggregate capacity of net-metered systems in a utility’s service territory. Any net excess generation (NEG) during a monthly billing period is carried over to the…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Connecticut’s interconnection guidelines, like FERC’s standards, include provisions for three levels of systems:
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste… More

 

Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources

The maximum total amount of financing for projects under this program is $150 million. Capital costs and project-development costs are eligible. Interest rates are fixed and will be determined at..
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Lighting… More

 

Building Energy Code

The Connecticut Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements by reviewing, developing, adopting and…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar and Geothermal Systems

Consumers purchasing the eligible equipment or services must present form CERT-140 to the seller at the time of purchase. Certification Form CERT-140 is available on the Connecticut Department of…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Installers/Contractors
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use… More

 

Sales and Use Taxes for Items Used in Renewable Energy Industries

Connecticut enacted legislation in May 2010 (H.B. 5435) that established a sales and use tax exemption for equipment, machinery and fuels used to manufacture solar thermal (active or passive) systems, solar electric systems, wind-power electric systems, or geothermal resource systems.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Local Option- Building Permit Fee Waivers for Renewable Energy Projects

Public Act 15-194 effective October 1st 2015, requires each municipality to incorporate residential solar photovoltaic systems on its building permit application process. The municipalities are…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels… More

 

Local Option- Commercial PACE Financing

In June 2012, Connecticut passed legislation enabling Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (C-PACE), targeting commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners.  C-PACE is a …
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Local Option- Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Beginning in October 2013, a municipality may also adopt an ordinance to exempt commercial or industrial Class I renewable resources*, certain hydropower facilities**, or solar thermal or geother…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

The United Illuminating Company- Small ZREC Tariff

In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and creating two new classes of renewable energy credits (RECs): Zero Emission Renewable Energy…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Connecticut Light & Power- Small ZREC Tariff

In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and creating two new classes of renewable energy credits (RECs): Zero Emission Renewable Energy…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Connecticut Light & Power- ZREC and LREC Long Term Contracts

NOTE: Year 3 of the competitive solicitation for the program ended on February 2015, next round is anticipated to be opened on April, 2015.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Federal Government… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas… More

 

The United Illuminating Company- ZREC and LREC Long Term Contracts

NOTE: Next round of solicitation is expected to open on July 1st, 2015.
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Nonprofit, Federal Government… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas… More

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy