Commercial solar PV and SHC get property tax-free status effective Jan. 2014

Jun 5th, 2013 | By

Solar electric photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems installed in Connecticut after January 1, 2014 will be property tax exempt cutting the cost of solar for state business by thousands of dollars under a bill supported and partially drafted by members of SolarConnecticut, Inc. and signed into law today by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Hoffman Engineering plays key role in Gaylord solar project

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

Hospitals are investigating every option to reduce their expenses — from heat pumps in the basement to solar panels on the roof, and engineering firms are competing for their business.

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Holyoke solar power project, among largest in New England, starts up

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

The second and final piece of an $18 million to $20 million project that includes nearly 18,400 ground-mounted solar panels in two locations in the city was ready to generate.

Middletown’s council will vote Wednesday on a solar power proposal

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

Local solar company Greenskies Renewable Energy has offered the city a low 20-year fixed energy price in exchange for the use of city land on which to build three solar panel systems, at no cost to the city. The Hartford Courant reports.

The rest of us should take a lesson from ConnCollege Student Government Association

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

“Be it enacted, by the Student Government Association that Renewable Energy Fund monies from Academic Years 2011-12 and 2012-13 shall be approved for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation at Connecticut College if and only if the newly installed combined generational capacity is 45kW or greater.”

Wisdom House in Litchfield Dedicating 80 Solar Panels Thursday

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Wisdom House will host a dedication and activation of 80 solar photovoltaic panels that are newly installed on the roof of Spruce Brook Barn. The event is planned for Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Enfield Firehouses Embrace Solar Power

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Four local firehouses have installed solar panels — a move that the departments hope will save money and promote clean energy.

Wilton High School is officially solar

Apr 26th, 2011 | By

On the roof of the school now are 68 290-watt panels that will produce just under 22,000 kilowatt hours a year, the Wilton Bulletin reports.

Hebron school is candidate for solar

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

bron, Conn. — The Board of Education is applying for a grant that would allow for the installation of solar panels at Gilead Hill School at no cost.

Green Developer Seeks To Build Colchester Solar Farm

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

The owner of a slow-selling environmentally friendly community in Colchester wants to build a solar farm for the nearby high school.

Free solar panels, free energy for Mansfield

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

The Town of Mansfield recently expanded its use of on-site renewable energy to the library, senior center, and fire station 107 and 307.

Solar industry in Connecticut pins its hope on Malloy

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

The solar industry’s future is dependent on a sound, long-term energy policy and industry experts are looking to Gov.-elect Dan Malloy to push for the creation of a solar renewable energy credit, or SREC, program in Connecticut.

Learn more about Solar Energy: The technology, the cost & the incentives Jan. 8

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

If you’ve been thinking about adding solar power, solar hot water heating or solar pool heating to your home or business, this free seminar Sat. Jan. 8, will provide you with some answers to your questions.

South Kent School activates PV system at ice rink

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

South Kent School has activated one of its two new photovoltaic systems at the school’s Wister Fieldhouse which houses the ice rink.

Solar energy making a return to White House

Oct 6th, 2010 | By

The White House is going solar after all – a home improvement that carries modest energy benefits but much larger symbolic importance returning to a tradition begun by president Jimmy Carter and abandoned by Ronald Reagan.

Clean Energy Fund going solar — again

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

The program was shut down in January after awarding $77 million in funding because the Clean Energy Fund ran out of money for the program.

Activist Professor Organizes a Solar Demonstration at St. Joe’s

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

St. Joseph College, in West Hartford, Conn., is using solar energy to heat its swimming pool, produce electricity and brighten the minds of its students.

CCEF and CT Solar Lease Program busy

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A Kent couple is among a growing number of homeowners who have installed solar panel arrays under a state-sponsored program and will enjoy fixed payments on the lease for the next 15 years, even as electric bills continue to rise.

A Textbook Example: Why American Schools Must Go Green

Sep 8th, 2010 | By

When faced with the prospect of electricity costs rising 4-8% annually, the Northwestern Regional School District No. 7 in Winsted, Conn., began investigating what it would take to put a solar array on the roof of its 250,000 square foot high school building. While it could technically be done, the question of how to finance

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Locals to see how solar home operates Oct. 2

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

Canton residents have the chance to see how a solar home operates on Oct. 2 during the state’s solar tour.