Commercial Solar Thermal Incentive Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut


Name Commercial Solar Thermal Incentive Program (Connecticut)
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs




Equipment Requirements Must be SRCC rated, or rated and certified by independent testing body. Must comply with the "California standard" (see California Solar Initiative Thermal Handbook for details)
Start Date 2013-03-15


Funding Source Public Benefits Fund
Installation Requirements Must be installed by eligible installer and must install performance metering equipment.


Maximum Incentive $150,000



Program Budget $906,063



Program Administrator Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Website http://ctcleanenergy.com/YourBusinessorInstitution/SolarHotWaterIncentiveProgramCommercial/SolarHotWaterRFP/tabid/637/Default.aspx


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. The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority is offering grants and loans to non-residential entities for solar hot water installations. Only customers of United Illuminating or Connecticut Light and Power are eligible. An energy audit or proof of past (recent) energy efficiency improvements is required. There is no set amount for the grant or loan; rather CEFIA will fund the projects based on project economics, preferring those that require the least amount of funding. CEFIA will also take into consideration factors such as the amount of in-state job creation the project supports (either directly or indirectly, for example through use of major components made in Connecticut), and whether or not funding funding for the project not supported by the incentive program has been secured. CEFIA will also evaluate the public education opportunity, the type and extent of prior energy efficiency improvements, and whether or not the equipment is sized properly for the use.

History

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.

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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
Fax (860) 563-4877
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" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "DSIRE" defined multiple times with different content

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Commercial Max $ $150,000
SWH Non-profit Max $ $150,000








  • 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)"