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Connecticut Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
388.74
National Ranking:
18th (21st in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
53,093
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
1.19%
Solar Jobs:
2,174
Solar Companies in State:
187 (41 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 73 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$1,195.46 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
857 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd)

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.

2017-Q4-CT

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Notable Solar Installations in Connecticut

  • East Lyme Solar Park was completed in 2014. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 5 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 682 Connecticut homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Connecticut have gone solar including General Growth Properties, IKEA and Kohl's. General Growth Properties has installed one of the largest such installations with 1 MW of solar capacity at their location in Waterbury.6
  • At 2 MW, UI RCP Bridgeport Seaside in Bridgeport is among the largest solar installations in Connecticut. Completed in 2012, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 300 homes.7

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Solar Companies in Connecticut

There are currently more than 147 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Connecticut.  These companies provide a wide variety of solar products and services ranging from solar system installations to the manufacturing of components used in photovoltaic panels.  These companies can be broken down across the following categories: 38 manufacturers, 15 manufacturing facilities, 36 contractor/installers, 10 project developers, 9 distributors and 54 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.

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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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Connecticut – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Connecticut, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

Number Of Installations
26,436