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

 

Energy Conservation Loan

Loans for large residential properties are available through the Multi-Family Energy Conservation Loan Program. The terms of this loan are similar to loans for single-family dwellings, with a hig…

Eligibility: Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… 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

 

Smart-E loans

Apart from custom energy efficiency financing, the program also offers special bundle financing for certain qualified energy improvements.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… 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

 

Local Option- Residential Sustainable Energy Program

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money from the local government to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repai…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps… 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

 

Residential Solar Investment Program

In March 2012, the CT Green Bank* unveiled its solar photovoltaic residential investment program with the ultimate goal to support 30 megawatts of residential solar photovoltaics (PV). HB 6838…

Eligibility: Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

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

 

Clean Energy On-Bill Financing

By April 1, 2014, the Energy Conservation Management Board and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) must consult with electric distribution companies and gas companies to develop a residential clean energy on-bill repayment program. The program will be financed by third-party, private capital and managed by CEFIA. The program will prioritize projects by cost-effectiveness, and the repayment term of any project cannot exceed the expected life of the improvements. Monthly payments cannot exceed the amount of the customer’s bill before the project was installed. Residential…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… 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)

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy