Solarize Connecticut is a residential solar program aimed at providing easy and affordable solar power for the residents of Connecticut. This is achieved by first, selecting an installer to supply the community’s solar, in return, the community provides outreach through volunteers, along with an end date which motivates consumers to act. The program was launched in 2012 with the help of the Putnam Foundation, SmartPower, the Connecticut Green Bank (Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority (CEFIA)) and the John Merck Fund.
Since then, the Solarize Connecticut program has managed to spread across 30 cities and towns within the state with rocketing results. In just 20 weeks, approximately 280 contracts were signed, doubling the number of homes with solar. And within the span of 20 months, Solarize Connecticut has managed to install over 8.2 MW of residential solar power.
In addition, the Solarize Connecticut program, with it’s partners SmartPower, the John Merck Fund, and the Connecticut Green Bank have launched a campus-based campaign: Solarize U, also designed to increase the adoption of residential solar in Connecticut. The Campaign will utilize a lot of the key components of Solarize Connecticut and the three pilot universities include Yale University, The University of Connecticut, and the Eastern Connecticut State University.
To find out more visit: http://solarizect.com/