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Woodbridge Solar Challenge Last Chance Workshop

2014-10-03 09.07.32 Woodbridge is hosting one last Solar Workshop on November 4th, 6pm, at the Woodbridge Library. There will be fall themed refreshments and you may be a lucky winner of one of the many door prizes to be given away. Please register online at ctsolarchallenge.com/woodbridge to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

The Town of Woodbridge’s participation in the CT Solar Challenge has been so successful that the Town may earn the largest free solar array awarded to date through the program.

Last fall the Town began the Woodbridge Energy Challenge to help residents make their homes more energy efficient and more reliant on clean energy. As part of this challenge the Town signed on to the CT Solar Challenge which offers discounted pricing on solar installations to Woodbridge residents.

In addition to the discount for residents, the Town will earn a free solar array at the end of the program. The size of the free solar array will depend on how many kilowatts of solar are installed in Woodbridge through the Town’s chosen vendor for this program, Aegis Solar.

Already the Town has earned a free 5kW array. As of early September there were 25 contracts signed in Woodbridge for a total of 220 kilowatts of new solar installations. Another 60 residents have received proposals from Aegis. If the Town reaches 250 kW, the Town will earn a free 7kW solar array for municipal use. This will be the largest free solar array awarded through the CT Solar Challenge since its inception in 2013.

“I am very excited at the reception the CT Solar Challenge has had in Woodbridge,” said CT Solar Challenge Director Maggie Treichel. “The success of this program is contributed to the environmental conscience community Woodbridge has proven to be. The Challenge has achieved significant results, more than doubling the amount of solar in Woodbridge in 24 weeks compared to installations over the previous seven years.”

“I am so glad that Woodbridge residents are taking advantage of this program to educate themselves about solar and to go green,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar.  “I created the Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force with the goal of bringing a solar program to Woodbridge and they’ve done a great job in overseeing and implementing the Woodbridge Solar Challenge.”

Old Saybrook Hosts Solar Workshop

Old Saybrook PR 012In November 2014 Old Saybrook began to review the sustainability plan for the town.  It has been nearly 6 months since the kickoff of the town sponsored CT Solar Challenge campaign. Our main goal was to educate residents and give them the information they needed to make a decision on whether or not solar makes sense for them.

During the six months over 161 homes were evaluated for solar by Aegis Solar Energy, the installer chosen for the program by the town. As a result the town has earned a solar array for one of the municipal buildings.

While incentives on both state and federal levels are still available, but have an uncertain future, CT Solar Challenge is offering another solar workshop June 4th, 6-7:30pm at the Acton Library. Please register to attend this event at CTSolarChallenge.com/Old Saybrook or you can email Maggie@ctsolarchallenge.com.