Fairfield chosen for solar program
Residents of Fairfield may have yet another reason to enjoy sunny days.
The state's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority , SmartPower and the John Merck Fund recently chose the town to participate in Solarize Connecticut, a pilot program designed to encourage homeowners to use solar power. The initiative, modeled after a Massachusetts program and similar to plans in Oregon and Arizona, offers increasingly lower costs for photovoltaic installations as more homeowners participate through selected suppliers.
"This is to bear proof to the markets that aggregating customer demand for residential PV installation will result in real cost savings," authority spokesman David Goldberg said.
It also provides education, marketing and outreach through SmartPower, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit marketer of clean energy.
The towns of Westport, Durham and Portland were chosen for the program as well, according to a news release from the state agency.