Solar Thermal Incentive Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Solar Thermal Incentive Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Calculated: $70 multiplied by the SRCC "C" rating multiplied by the number of collectors multiplied by the Shading Factor




Eligible System Size System must supply between 50% and 80% of annual domestic hot water needs

Equipment Requirements Must be SRCC rated, or rated and certified by independent testing body



Funding Source Public Benefits Fund

Installation Requirements Must be installed by eligible installer and be less than 20% shaded and must install performance metering equipment.


Maximum Incentive 50% of the project cost

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits CEFIA


Program Budget $2,300,000





Program Administrator Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/YourBusinessorInstitution/SolarThermalIncentiveProgramCommercial/tabid/519/Default.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2009-10-14
Last DSIRE Review 2013-06-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2012-06-22


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

Note: This program is not currently accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future financing programs.

To participate in the residential solar hot water rebate, homeowners must first complete an energy assessment. Then, they must work with CEFIA approved solar hot water installers. Only customers of United Illuminating or Connecticut Light and Power are eligible. Applicants are required to seek pre-approval and secure a reservation number prior to commencing work. After receiving approval, project owners have six months to complete the installation. The rebate actually goes to the solar hot water installer and the savings are passed on to the residential customer. The rebate amount is based on the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) ratings and the hot water needs of those living in the home.


History The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund - now the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) - started this program in 2009 using $4 million dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Energy Program funding to support solar hot water heating in the State. In March 2012, the CEFIA board approved interim funding to continue the residential and commercial programs while a new financing program is developed.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - CEFIA
Department Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority

Address 865 Brook Street

Place Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06067
Phone (860) 563-0015


Email info@ctcleanenergy.com
Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential % Max 50%












  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"