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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROGRAM KICK-OFF WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 27TH

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROGRAKICK-OFF WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 27TH

HARTFORD, CONN (April 5, 2017) — The City of Hartford has been selected to participate in an award-winning residential solar program that makes going solar easier and more affordable.  Solarize Hartford is part of Solarize Connecticut -- the residential solar program managed by the non-profit organization, SmartPower. Solarize Connecticut has helped thousands of Connecticut residents save money on energy bills by going solar.

Solarize Hartford is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the City of Hartford.  Through a competitive selection process a local company, C-TEC Solar, has been selected by Hartford as the solar installer for participating households.  C-TEC Solar will provide the solar installations in Hartford at special discount pricing in exchange for outreach and education from the City. Solarize Hartford also offers residents access to financing options that make going solar more affordable, with no upfront costs.

The Solarize Hartford program will kick off with a workshop on Thursday, April 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Hartford High School, 55 Forest Street, Hartford, CT.  Residents can learn about the program, be introduced to their solar installer, hear about financing options, and have a chance to learn if their house is a good fit for solar. 

Homeowners who want to find out if their home is good for solar can go directly to SolarizeCT.com/Hartford.

“I am excited that the City of Hartford has partnered with Solarize Connecticut and Connecticut Green Bank to bring renewable energy to Hartford,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I encourage our residents and business owners to take advantage of this program, which can help them save money while helping us make the City a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly community.”  

Hartford’s participation in the Solarize program is part of a citywide Climate Stewardship Initiative, a community-driven effort to protect the environment while enhancing environmental justice, public health, and economic development, housed in the Office of the Mayor.  More information on this initiative can be found at www.hartford.gov/climate.

“Connecticut is truly becoming a national leader in solar through the Solarize Connecticut program,” stated Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower. “Working in partnership with Connecticut communities, Solarize Connecticut has helped residential solar grow from less than 900 installations in 2012 to over 22,000 today.   And now we know that solar increases the property value of our homes-so it’s a win-win-win! For the homeowner, the community and the entire state of Connecticut.

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