Derby Hosts Solar Workshop April 28th

CT Solar Challenge, a community-based initiative that lowers the cost of solar installation for homes and businesses, will hold a workshop on April 28 in Derby.

The event will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the town library at 313 Elizabeth St. CT Solar Challenge is offering its program in partnership with Derby.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about the many benefits of solar,” CT Solar Challenge Director Maggie Treichel said. “Generous state and local subsidies make solar a better deal than ever. I urge residents to attend the April 28 workshop to find out how solar can save them money.”

Representatives of CT Solar Challenge and Ross Solar Group of Danbury, the program’s selected provider for Derby, will be on hand to meet with residents and determine if their homes and businesses are suitable for solar. They will provide information on equipment, installation, pricing, subsidies and other issues.

The CT Solar Challenge is offered for a limited time. The Derby program is about half over, Treichel said.

“There is still plenty of time to sign up for solar through CT Solar Challenge,” she said. “As spring arrives, I hope that Derby residents will review their energy needs and find out if solar is an option for them. Our April 28 workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn about benefits of solar.”

Derby is one of 11 towns — the first in the Naugatuck Valley — to participate in CT Solar Challenge. For more information, visit ctsolarchallenge.com/.