Connecticut Solar Incentives and Programs

Connecticut, where solar is affordable
and electric bills aren't.

Find out how much you can save with the solar incentives and programs in Connecticut.

$1,285

Average Annual Savings

See immediate savings and watch them continue to stack up year after year.

40%

Lower Monthly Payment

Trade the unpredictable electric bill for a lower, price-protected solar payment.

$0

Upfront Cost of Solar

With the incentives available in Connecticut, the switch to solar is easy.

Connecticut Homeowners Save BIG

Connecticut is leading the charge towards a more sustainable future, one solar panel at a time. From incentives to rebates, it’s never been easier for residents to hop on board the solar train and start saving on their energy bills. If you’re looking for a brighter tomorrow, Connecticut is the perfect place to plug into the power of the sun.

 

Connecticut Homeowners Save BIG

Connecticut is leading the charge towards a more sustainable future, one solar panel at a time. From incentives to rebates, it’s never been easier for residents to hop on board the solar train and start saving on their energy bills. If you’re looking for a brighter tomorrow, Connecticut is the perfect place to plug into the power of the sun.

How Connecticut Electric Rates Compare

Connecticut electric rates are rising faster than a hot air balloon on a windy day. The state ranks number six in the nation for the highest electricity prices, shelling out over 30% more than the national average. 

But fear not, Connecticut – solar power can help you break free from those outrageous rates and give you the power to take control of your energy costs.

Connecticut Electric Rates - 6th Highest in US, 30% More than Average, and 50% Increase in 2022
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How CT Electric Rates Compare

Connecticut electric rates are rising faster than a hot air balloon on a windy day. The state ranks number six in the nation for the highest electricity prices, shelling out over 30% more than the national average. But fear not, Connecticut, solar power can help you break free from those outrageous rates and give you the power to take control of your energy costs.

Connecticut
Solar Incentives and Rebates

The nutmeg state has some of the best solar incentives and state-funded programs around.

30% Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

You can claim a tax credit for 30% of the total cost of your solar system. While this credit can be used to reduce the cost of owning solar panels, it is also making the cost of leasing solar panels more affordable by reducing the monthly rate. 

It’s important to note that you must have enough tax liability to claim the full 30% tax credit with ownership. If you don’t qualify, we can help you explore other options to maximize your savings.

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Solar panel systems are exempt from any additional property taxes on the added home value from a solar installation.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for PV and Geothermal Systems

Homeowners in Connecticut are not required to pay the standard 6.35% state sales tax for their solar panel system.

Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP)

This program provides incentives and rebates to qualified Connecticut residents that can help reduce the cost of installing solar panels.

Connecticut Green Bank Solar for All Program

Connecticut residents can now access affordable solar energy through a new program offered by the state’s Green Bank. With the Solar for All program, low and moderate-income households can receive financial assistance for installing solar panels. 

Connecticut Net Energy Metering

Connecticut residents earn a utility credit for any solar energy that they overproduce. This credit can then be used to power your home at night and on cloudy days. 

While this is available in a lot of states, Connecticut goes above and beyond. With Connecticut Net Energy Metering, you earn an additional $.03 credit for any energy you overproduce. 

This means if you use the average 10,000 KWh per year, you’ll earn a hefty $300 credit.

Distributed Generation Program: Buy-All, Sell-All

As an alternative to Net Energy Metering, residential solar customers in Connecticut have the option to sell all of the solar power they generate back to the utility company at a fixed rate over a 20-year term. 

This buy-all rate will likely be higher than the current utility rate, which means immediate savings. However, you wouldn’t be actually using the solar power. So you aren’t able to add in a solar battery for back-up storage through this program.

How to Claim the CT Solar Energy Incentives

We take care of everything aside from filing your taxes for you next year. While you should certainly consult a tax professional, we always make sure our customers are taking full advantage of any federal and state solar incentives. This includes providing alternative options such as leasing or power purchase agreements in the event that you don’t qualify for the incentives.

Connecticut Solar Incentives and Rebates

The nutmeg state has some of the best solar incentives and state-funded programs around.

1.

30% Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

You can claim a tax credit for 30% of the total cost of your solar system. While this credit can be used to reduce the cost of owning solar panels, it is also making the cost of leasing solar panels more affordable by reducing the monthly rate. It’s important to note that you must have enough tax liability to claim the full 30% tax credit with ownership. If you don’t qualify, we can help you explore other options to maximize your savings.

2.

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Solar panel systems are exempt from any additional property taxes on the added home value. This means that the increased property value due to the installation of a solar panel system will not lead to an increase in property taxes. 

3.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for PV and Geothermal Systems

Homeowners in Connecticut are not required to pay the standard 6.35% state sales tax for their solar panel system, resulting in no extra cost for sales taxes.

4.

Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP)

This program provides incentives to Connecticut residents who install solar panels on their homes. These incentives come in the form of rebates, which can help reduce the upfront cost of installing solar panels. 

5.

Connecticut Green Bank Solar for All Program

Connecticut residents can now access affordable solar energy through a new program offered by the state’s Green Bank. With the Solar for All program, low and moderate-income households can receive financial assistance for installing solar panels. The program also supports local job creation and contributes to a cleaner, more sustainable environment for all.

6.

Connecticut Net Energy Metering

Connecticut residents earn a utility credit for any solar energy that they overproduce. This credit can then be used to power your home at night and on cloudy days. While this is available in a lot of states, Connecticut goes above and beyond. With Connecticut Net Energy Metering, you earn an additional $.03 credit for any energy you overproduce. This means if you use the average 10,000 KWh per year, you’ll earn a hefty $300 credit.

7.

Distributed Generation Program:
Buy-All, Sell-All

As an alternative to Net Energy Metering, residential solar customers in Connecticut have the option to sell all of the solar power they generate back to the utility company at a fixed rate over a 20-year term. This buy-all rate will likely be higher than the current utility rate, however, you wouldn’t be actually using the solar power. So you aren’t able to add in a solar battery for back-up storage through this program.

How to Claim the CT Solar Energy Incentives

We take care of everything aside from filing your taxes for you next year. While you should certainly consult a tax professional, we always make sure our customers are taking full advantage of any federal and state solar incentives. This includes providing alternative options such as leasing or power purchase agreements in the event that you don’t qualify for the incentives.

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Evergreen has been a fantastic partner here with my solar project. From the initial sales cycle to the implementation, they were accommodating and communicative. Also, their pricing was fair and practical. Couldn't be happier with the end result. Loved working with them and strongly recommend them for anyone interested in going solar in the new england region.
Daniel Britman
Daniel Britman
2023-10-04
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Working with Evergreen Solar was a fantastic experience. I think we had a more complicated project than most with a leaking roof, rotted and missing trim, electrical service upgrade… there was a list of issues that needed to be addressed. Dimitri assured us it would get done and Jordyn and team made it all happen. It was a great experience and I highly recommend them.
Sarah Piekos
Sarah Piekos
2023-10-03
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Excellent communication and support throughout the process.
Elizabeth Klisiewicz
Elizabeth Klisiewicz
2023-09-30
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Evergreen Solar was a great experience for my family as we have high electric bills and needed a new roof. With inflation we have cut our cost down in our new home and Evergreen has made this process effortless. We couldn't be happier with them and our overall experience. Thank you!
Britni Nozzolillo
Britni Nozzolillo
2023-09-26
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Buying solar is hard and my neighbors had mixed experience about getting it. Salesperson Matt really made entire process very easy for me. He promised to keep me updated during the whole thing which made me feel like I chose a very good quality company. I purchase a roof and solar package and everything came out beautiful. I even sent a coworker to contact Matt which says alot about my experience.
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J C
2023-09-24
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The whole process was seamless from beginning to end. Any questions we had were quickly answered. The installation was done professionally and amazingly fast. The permitting process went smoothly. The system is up and running. So far we have been very pleased.
Stephen Vandergrift
Stephen Vandergrift
2023-09-22
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Bruce Haley
2023-09-15
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Overall experience so far is amazing. EVeryone from my project manager, roofing team, solar panel installers, electrician, and so many more in the background made this such an easy experience. My project manager Jordyn was able to coordinate around my special needs and make sure I was in the loop of any and all scheduling conflicts as they happened. When the teams arrived within days of each other they started and finished their part in a single day, never leaving my house in any unsafe condition to weather. City inspectors came for after inspections and they had a rep on site to walk him through everything, so i was able to just be a fly on the wall and listen and not answer anything.
Steven Hall
Steven Hall
2023-09-15
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I would have to say that I had talked to many Solar companies about putting solar on my house and the trust was not there (one company told me me I could put solar on my existing 30 year old roof). I reached out to Evergreen and Rich Plante came out and talked to me and after meeting with him I trusted what he was saying and agreed to have Solar put on my house. He was upfront about the whole project and answered all our questions as the project was going on. I have to say I’m happy we chose them over all the other solar companies out there. They nice part is we received a free roof in the deal.Thanks Rich
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2023-09-14
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High marks for professionalism, customer service, quality of work. 3rd party roofers did a great job, very thorough on fixing blemishes and putting water barrier under siding as well as roof. Panels are symmetrical with roof and don't show any conduit sticking out. Permit process and dealing with National Grid took from March to running on August 28th. So far so good.
Scott Bush
Scott Bush
2023-09-12
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Can you get free solar panels in Connecticut?

While you can’t technically get “free” solar panels anywhere, they are “free” in the sense that you can expect to pay less for solar than you already do for electricity — and it costs nothing to make the switch.

So you’re swapping out an unpredictable and constantly increasing electric bill for a price protected solar payment that is usually about 40% lower. While it isn’t exactly “free”, it’s about as close as it gets.

Can you get free solar panels in Connecticut?

While you can’t technically get “free” solar panels anywhere, they are “free” in the sense that you can expect to pay less for solar than you already do for electricity — and it costs nothing to make the switch.

So you’re swapping out an unpredictable and constantly increasing electric bill for a price protected solar payment that is usually about 40% lower. While it isn’t exactly “free”, it’s about as close as it gets.

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