• Hartford, CT goes solar with SunPower®

    New England’s Rising Star shines bright with solar power

The state of solar in Hartford

While the national annual average of sunny days is 205, Hartford, CT, only has a yearly average of 189 days.* However, the city is taking strides to bring clean energy to its residents, which is why it ranks at Number 20 in the nation for solar power generation. Hartford expects to continue expanding its solar initiatives, including growing its six-acre solar farm on a former landfill.*

  • *. Best Places, Climate in Hartford, Connecticut (accessed 8/25/2021)
  • *. Hartford Courant, "Hartford's former landfill is home to nearly 4,000 solar panels. The city wants to build more" (published 8/2/2019)

How much solar energy does Hartford produce?

Hartford is one of the top twenty cities in the country that offers more than 50 watts of solar energy capacity per capita. Shining City reports that Hartford has 69.8 watts of solar capacity per capita, with 8.56 megawatts (i.e., 8.56 million watts) of total solar installed.

What are the advantages of going solar in Hartford?

Going solar in Hartford offers many environmental benefits. Every county in Connecticut, including Hartford County, has a failing grade for ozone pollution, according to The American Lung Association’s 2020 “State of the Air” report.* Since solar energy is clean and sustainable, it won’t contribute to air pollution or negatively impact water sources and ecosystems.

Residents who go solar can also experience financial savings. Generating energy from the sun significantly reduces your reliance on the municipal electrical grid, which saves on monthly expenses. Installing solar panels will also boost your home’s property value, making the investment worthwhile.

  • *. Hartford Courant, "Hartford's former landfill is home to nearly 4,000 solar panels. The city wants to build more" (published 8/2/2019)

What’s the best way to go solar in Hartford?

The best way to go solar in Hartford is to work with a reputable solar provider with experience meeting the clean energy needs of their clients. It takes a lot of work and research to go solar on your own, but you can take the guesswork out of the process by working with a professional solar contractor.

Before meeting with a solar contractor, it’s worth using a solar savings estimator to quickly build an initial custom solar system design for your roof with an estimate of how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power it will produce.

The solar provider has the experience to help you determine the number and quality of high-efficiency solar panels you need to meet your household’s energy needs. These professionals will consider your home’s exterior aesthetic, budget, roof size, and solar energy storage needs to find and install the best solar system for your property.

Get started now. Request your consultation with SunPower representatives. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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