Connecticut is one of the fastest growing of the smaller states in the solar industry. This success comes after the state launched the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to offer property assessed clean energy financing and program services to municipalities and commercial property owners throughout Connecticut. This unique program will serve as a model for other states to follow.
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Notable Solar Installations in Connecticut
- Quinebaug Solar in Canterbury was developed by NextEra and came online in 2021. This 63.4 MW project produces enough electricity to power 10,057 homes.5
- Walmart, Target and Macy's have all gone solar in Connecticut. Macy's 782 kW project in Meriden is one of the largest corporate projects in the state. 6
- At 31.2 MW, Fusion Solar Center in Baltic is among the largest solar installations in Connecticut. Completed by D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) in 2018, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 4,949 homes.7
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Solar Companies in Connecticut
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Connecticut State Solar Policy Resources
Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Connecticut public utilities
Connecticut General Assembly - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Connecticut
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund: Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) - As the nation’s first full-scale clean energy finance authority, CEFIA will leverage public and private funds to drive investment and scale up clean energy deployment in Connecticut.
DSIRE Incentives DataBase Connecticut - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Connecticut and across the United States
US Energy Information Administration- Connecticut State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government