Category Archives: Clinton

Clinton’s First Selectman Willie Fritz HES Audit and Site Assessment for Solar

fritz1In effort to make a good example for the citizen’s of Clinton,  First Selectman Willie Fritz participated in a Home Energy Solutions (HES) program conducted by Smart Energy, and a Solar Assessment preformed by  Aegis Solar Energy .

Home Energy Solutions which is part of the Energize Connecticut initiative designed a program to help people save money on their monthly energy bills.  Smart Energy came to the First Selectman’s home and used a blower door machine to measure the air tightness.
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Clinton is plugging into the sun

mazettiWritten by CT Solar Challenge Assistant Director, Maggie Treichel

The Peter Mezzeti Show hosted an interview with Clinton’s Chair of the Energy Committee, Paul Gebauer, and President of Aegis Solar, Chris Lenda, to get a better understanding of all the new developments that is happening in Clinton. “The Peter Mezzetti Show” airs weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30 pm on public access Channel 19. Shore Community Television (VSCTV) serves the towns of Durham, Haddam, Killingworth, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. It can be viewed on Comcast Clinton channel 19, on AT&T U-verse, and online at www.vsctv.com
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CT Solar Challenges Comes To Clinton!

First Selectman William Fritz announced today that the Town of Clinton has joined the CT Solar Challenge™ (CTSC), a nonprofit organization, that is a statewide, community-based group purchasing program that promotes the adoption of solar energy through cost reductions, volunteer-driven outreach and education. The CT Solar Challenge™ program in Clinton will run for a limited time, beginning October 1, 2013. Click to read the full story

CT Solar Challenge Comes To Clinton!

Clinton residents and business owners are invited to the kick off of the Clinton CT Solar Challenge™.

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First Selectman William Fritz announced today that the Town of Clinton has joined the CT Solar Challenge™  (CTSC), a nonprofit organization, that is a statewide, community-based group purchasing program that promotes the adoption of solar energy through cost reductions, volunteer-driven outreach and education. The CT Solar Challenge™ program in Clinton will run for a limited time, beginning October 1, 2013.CT Solar Challenge™ completely changes the way solar systems are currently sold in Connecticut- making solar simple and affordable for participants. The CTSC model virtually eliminates traditional marketing and advertising costs through the outreach and networking efforts of volunteers. Group savings are achieved by installing multiple solar systems in the same geographic area through a pre- selected single source vendor. These savings are passed on to participants who save thousands of dollars on the cost of installing a solar energy system.

Solar energy systems are now more affordable than ever. Solar panel prices are at a record low, driven down by heavily subsidized Chinese panels flooding the US market. Participants receive a 35% upfront rebate from the State of CT and a 30% Federal tax credit. Solar systems are also sales tax and property tax exempt, but the window of opportunity is closing.

Connecticut plans to completely eliminate upfront solar rebates in coming months. Residential rebates have been reduced twice in the past year. Each system installed through the program earns the Town of Clinton credit towards the installation of a solar system on a town property.

“Going solar is a win – win – win!” says Paul Gebauer, Clinton’s Solar Liaison and Clinton Energy Task Force Chair. “The Solar Challenge is a win for the individual, a win for Clinton and a win for the planet. I urge everyone to come to the free workshop coming up in a few weeks.”

Clinton residents and business owners are invited to the kick off of the Clinton CT Solar Challenge™. Everyone is invited to the Solar Workshop to be held on October 16 from 7-9 p.m. at The Morgan School. Please register by visiting CTSolarChallenge.com, clicking the CLINTON button and filling out the form.

 

For more information contact:

Maggie Treichel, Assistant Director
CT Solar Challenge

Branford, CT 06405
800- 505-7419

Maggie@CTSolarChallenge.com

www.CTSolarChallenge.com

 

 

Clinton residents and business owners are invited to the kick off of the Clinton CT Solar Challenge™.

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From CT Solar Challenge:

First Selectman William Fritz announced today that the Town of Clinton has joined the CT Solar Challenge™  (CTSC), a nonprofit organization, that is a statewide, community-based group purchasing program that promotes the adoption of solar energy through cost reductions, volunteer-driven outreach and education. The CT Solar Challenge™ program in Clinton will run for a limited time, beginning October 1, 2013.

CT Solar Challenge™ completely changes the way solar systems are currently sold in Connecticut- making solar simple and affordable for participants. The CTSC model virtually eliminates traditional marketing and advertising costs through the outreach and networking efforts of volunteers. Group savings are achieved by installing multiple solar systems in the same geographic area through a pre- selected single source vendor. These savings are passed on to participants who save thousands of dollars on the cost of installing a solar energy system.

Solar energy systems are now more affordable than ever. Solar panel prices are at a record low, driven down by heavily subsidized Chinese panels flooding the US market. Participants receive a 35% upfront rebate from the State of CT and a 30% Federal tax credit. Solar systems are also sales tax and property tax exempt, but the window of opportunity is closing.

Connecticut plans to completely eliminate upfront solar rebates in coming months. Residential rebates have been reduced twice in the past year. Each system installed through the program earns the Town of Clinton credit towards the installation of a solar system on a town property.

“Going solar is a win – win – win!” says Paul Gebauer, Clinton’s Solar Liaison and Clinton Energy Task Force Chair. “The Solar Challenge is a win for the individual, a win for Clinton and a win for the planet. I urge everyone to come to the free workshop coming up in a few weeks.”

Clinton residents and business owners are invited to the kick off of the Clinton CT Solar Challenge™. Everyone is invited to the Solar Workshop to be held on October 16 from 7-9 p.m. at The Morgan School. Please register by visiting CTSolarChallenge.com, clicking the CLINTON button and filling out the form.

 

For more information contact:

Maggie Treichel, Assistant Director
CT Solar Challenge

Branford, CT 06405
800- 505-7419

Maggie@CTSolarChallenge.com

www.CTSolarChallenge.com