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The state of solar in Stamford

While Stamford is far from the sunniest place in the U.S. with a slightly below-average 178 sunny days per year,* 74% of the city's rooftops are still solar viable. The high cost of grid-supplied electricity also often leads to ample return on investment, even with lower production rates.* Stamford has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and has taken efforts to remove local barriers to solar adoption.

How much solar energy does Stamford produce?

With 125 solar installations, Stamford had the second-highest solar capacity among Western Connecticut urbanized municipalities in 2019, lagging just behind Danbury. Western Connecticut has a total installed capacity of 23.8 MW, with 3.8 MW located in Stamford.

The city has enjoyed an uptick in large installations in recent years. For instance, in 2019, Stamford's Harbor Point constructed one of Connecticut's largest rooftop solar arrays at 587.2 kW. The installation produces enough clean energy to power 70 homes.* The following year, DiMare Pastry added a 75.8 kW rooftop system, and many home and business owners are following suit.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Stamford?

If you live in Stamford, you already know how high the electricity rates are. Connecticut has the highest energy costs in the U.S.* Switching to solar energy could dramatically reduce your monthly electricity bill while allowing you to power your home with clean, reliable energy. The average Stamford homeowner recoups their solar installation costs in around 8 to 9 years and sees 20-year savings as high as $35,000.*

Going solar is also an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and show that you care about environmental and energy protection. Switching from nonrenewable energy sources to solar power will offset your carbon emissions, producing the ecological impact of planting 150 trees every year.*

How much does solar cost in Stamford?

The state of solar in Stamford

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:

  • Quality of the solar system

  • Roof space

  • Angle of the roof

  • Weather

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.*

In Stamford, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,450 to $20,650, or in other words, from $2.69 to $4.13 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

You may be able to benefit from the Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP). This program could offset your upfront purchase costs by $0.426 per installed watt. Connecticut homeowners can also take advantage of the 26% federal tax credit.* Along with this federal incentive, Connecticut offers statewide property and sales tax exemptions to cut down your costs further.

What's the best way to go solar in Stamford?

Switching to solar energy may sound intimidating at first. However, contacting a knowledgeable, professional solar provider is an easy way to streamline the solar installation process.

The solar system that will be right for your home depends on a wide range of factors, including your budget, average energy usage, available unshaded roof space, and more. Your solar provider will analyze all these factors to help you select the perfect solar installation for your needs. Before signing a contract, you should be offered a cost and savings estimate, custom solar design, and overview of any incentives available to you.

If you're ready to take the first step to go solar in Stamford, simply request a free consultation. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time that works for you. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

  • *. Best Places, Climate in Stamford, CT, May 2021.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
  • *. Cision PR Newswire. Building and Land Technology "Flips the Switch" on Solar at Silicon Harbor on Stamford Waterfront. October 2019.
  • *. Connecticut Green Bank. Sweet Sunlight: Solar Energy to Power DiMare Pastry Shop. July 2020.
  • *. WalletHub, Most & Least Energy-Expensive States, July 2020.
  • *. EnergySage, Solar Panels in Stamford, CT, May 2021.
  • *. EnergySage, Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy, 2020.
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
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