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The state of solar power in Hartford, CT

Connecticut ranked 19th in 2019 for solar power generation, which is a slight drop in ranking compared to the 15th in 2018. The state, and Hartford, CT, experienced a solar boom for the better part of the last decade, with 2,193 solar jobs in 228 solar businesses present in the state and almost $1.8 billion invested.

While Hartford CT is not the first location that comes to mind when thinking of solar power, the area has enjoyed significant growth—and that’s not going to change any time soon. Experts expect installations capable of an additional 594MW of power to come online in the next five years.

How much solar power does Hartford, CT produce?

Hartford’s metro area currently has a capacity of just above 16 MW, which is around 2.5 percent of the total solar production in Connecticut. Most of the solar production capacity in Hartford is in the Providence and Newport areas.

This concentration has little to do with solar exposure and is a result of additional factors, such as high real estate prices.

Is solar power generation feasible in Hartford, CT?

Hartford, CT, is not exactly an ideal location for solar power production, especially if compared to other areas, such as California or Arizona.

What makes solar feasible in Hartford, CT, is the availability of subsidies and incentives for going solar, which are well above the national average. Currently, Connecticut offers the following subsidies:

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  • Energize CT is offering incentives up to $540/kW for new solar installations.

  • The state offers a sales tax exemption of 6.35 percent, lowering the purchasing and installation costs of solar equipment.

  • Connecticut offers a property tax exemption for those with solar installations. While the value of your home increases with the addition of solar, your property tax stays the same.

  • Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is available for up to 26 percent of the total value of your solar installation for qualified homeowners with solar.*

  • Net metering is available, enabling you to sell any excess solar power you produce back to the grid for additional savings.*

  • *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Utility credits and incentives vary by location and are subject to change. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.

How can I start using solar power in Hartford, CT?

Despite not being in a perfect geographical location for solar with lower solar radiation compared to other areas in the US, Hartford, CT, is still a great place for investing in a solar system. With plenty of local incentives, supportive legislation, affordable costs, and short investment payback times, if you live in Hartford, you should consider going solar.

Our expert team has plenty of experience in the sector and knows how to navigate the local regulations and incentives. Whether you are a homeowner, business or homebuilder, SunPower has services and products to suit your needs. Request a free savings estimate to get started and find out how much you can save with SunPower® solar.

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