Litchfield Hills Region - Business Energy Efficiency Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Litchfield Hills Region - Business Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit, Note: not all non-profits are eligible, see program brochure for specifics
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Lighting, Windows, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-12-17
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 80% of project cost for first $10,000

20% of project cost for expenses between $10,000 and $50,000

Eligible System Size View program brochure for Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal System size limits

Equipment Requirements Contact Litchfield Hills Planning Department
Start Date 01/2011
Expiration Date 2012-06-30

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 via Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Maximum Incentive $16,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not addressed

Program Administrator City of Torrington
Date added to DSIRE 2011-01-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-17
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


This program ends June 30, 2012. Funds have been fully committed.

Litchfield Hills provides incentives to regional businesses which invest in energy efficient or renewable energy improvements. Businesses located in 11 towns throughout the region are eligible to participate in the Business Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP). Eligible communities include Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington and Winchester.

Owners of existing commercially owned structures in these municipalities may participate. Private, non-profit organizations that serve regional economic development interests are also eligible to receive incentives. Incentives of up to $16,000 are intended for improvements to building insulation, window replacements, weather stripping, lighting upgrades, photovoltaic (PV) systems, and solar thermal installations. Participating customers may begin project after receiving approval from the local BEEP committee and regional BEEP committee. Rebates are available after project financial documentation is reviewed and approved. View the program web site listed above to see program application and brochure with instructions.

  • Note: The original maximum rebate amount was $7500, and that was raised to $16,000 in 2012.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rick Lynn
Department Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials
Division Planning
Address 42E North Street

Place Goshen, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06756
Phone (860) 491-9884
Phone 2 (860) 491-3729


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


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

Production Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Commercial % Max 32%
PV Non-profit % Max 32%

PV Commercial Max KW 60

PV Commercial Max $ $16,000
PV Non-profit Max $ $16,000

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Commercial Max Size 20
SWH Commercial Size Unit kw

SWH Commercial Max $ $16,000
SWH Non-profit Max $ $16,000

SWH Commercial % Max 32%
SWH Non-profit % Max 32%

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


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