The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Windsor High School
Systems Awarded through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority’s Clean Energy Communities Program
Rocky Hill, Conn., May 17, 2012 —The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and the Town of Windsor today celebrated a 2-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system installation. This 2-kW PV system installed at the Windsor High School is the first system earned by the Town of Windsor in recognition of over 200 community household sign-ups in the CTCleanEnergyOptions Program and 18 clean energy systems installed in town. The system was designed and installed by Sunlight Solar Energy with offices in Milford, CT. Sunlight Solar Energy is one of approximately 70 eligible solar PV installers within CEFIA’s programs.
“Windsor is a proud partner of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority’s Clean Energy Communities Program. It has been a long term goal of the Windsor Town Council to support green technology and sustainability. We have thus far earned 2 kW of PV through the program and knowing the people of Windsor, it won’t take us long to realize even more clean energy systems” said Windsor Mayor, Donald Trinks.
“Windsor has a rich history of leadership in Connecticut and its comprehensive support for energy efficiency and renewable energy is no exception. The town government has demonstrated that everyone can save money and create a healthier environment by choosing clean energy” said Bob Wall, CEFIA Director of Marketing and Outreach.
Cities and towns across Connecticut may become a Connecticut Clean Energy Community by committing to clean energy and energy efficiency; and securing a minimum of 100 points through residential sign-ups in the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, or installations of clean energy systems in the community. CTCleanEnergyOptions encourages Connecticut residents and businesses, who are customers of Connecticut Light & Power or the United Illuminating Company, to voluntarily support clean energy by selecting a clean energy offering from one of two clean energy suppliers – Community Energy or Northeast Clean Power. Today, a total of 103 Connecticut cities and towns are participating in the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program.
For more information regarding CEFIA’s Clean Energy Communities Program or the CTCleanEnergyOptions Program please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com/communities.
About the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
CEFIA was established by Connecticut’s General Assembly on July 1, 2011 as a part of Public Act 11-80. This new quasi-public agency supersedes the former Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CEFIA’s mission is to help ensure Connecticut’s energy security and community prosperity by realizing its environmental and economic opportunities through clean energy finance and investments. 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. For more information about CEFIA, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.
About Sunlight Solar Energy
Sunlight Solar is an innovative and creative company with an industry-leading approach and philosophy to solar energy sales. As one of the first Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority-approved installers, Sunlight Solar Energy is dedicated to educating our customers and empowering them to make intelligent buying decisions. For more information on Sunlight Solar Energy, please visit www.sunlightsolar.com.
About the CleanEnergyOptions Program
CTCleanEnergyOptions is a Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved program that allows any CL&P or UI customer the opportunity to support clean energy made from approved renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass. The program was launched in 2005 and now includes more than 25,000 customers, making it a “Top 10” national clean energy program in terms of customers and sales (out of more than 850 programs). Customers who enroll continue to receive electric delivery service from their utility and pay a small clean energy surcharge. Customers can enroll in this program even if they have chosen a competitive supplier for generation service.