Maggie Treichel
CT Solar Challenge Director
(203) 451-3449 (cell)


CT Solar Challenge, a grassroots initiative to bring simple and affordable solar power to Connecticut homeowners announced today that they will partner with East Haven, in September to promote clean energy. The non-profit has already brought affordable solar power to the residents of Bethany, Chester, Clinton, North Branford and Hamden.

CT Solar Challenge Director Maggie Treichel said she is looking forward to the program’s arrival in East Haven.

“I’m excited to launch CT Solar Challenge in East Haven,” Treichel said. “The program is designed to raise awareness of the advantages of solar energy, as well as to encourage its adoption. Residents will discover how affordable solar has become thanks to current subsides.”

Aegis Solar Energy, a NABCEP-accredited solar installation company, is again the designated installer. CT Solar Challenge has had great success in each of the sponsored towns, reaching Tier 4 pricing with just under 200 kilowatts installed. With the East Haven Solar Challenge discounts, plus state and federal tax incentives, now is a great time to go solar.

At upcoming information meetings, the East Haven Solar Challenge team will guide homeowners through the process, including solar equipment, tax incentives, installation, and financing. Local solar homeowners will also be on hand to answer questions.

CT Solar Challenge programs bring neighbors together to earn group discounts in a limited enrollment period. The program will launch Sept. 23 with a solar workshop at the Senior Center, 91 Taylor Ave. from 7 to 9pm. Space is limited, so register early online at CTSolarChallenge.com/EastHaven/ There will be a second workshop on September 30th at the same time and place.

CT Solar Challenge’s limited enrollment period and community promotion model drives down solar marketing and advertising costs. As people join the program, these savings are passed on to the participants through four tiers of pricing.

“As the price of solar panels has dropped, utility electricity rates have continued to rise, making solar energy affordable for everyone,” Treichel said. “Going solar has never been easier. Homeowners will enjoy a free solar assessment to see if they are a good candidate for solar. Custom design, permitting, construction, connection with the utility and warranty are all included in the program.”

For more information, go to CTSolarChallenge.com, and watch for announcements of free East Haven Solar Challenge information sessions.