Solarize Hamden Deadline Nearing

The program offers discounted pricing to Hamden residents.

Solarize Hamden is making it easier and more affordable for homeowners 
to go solar, but the program’s deadline, Jan. 28, 2014, is less than a month away.

Since its official launch on Nov 8, Solarize Hamden has generated more than 75 inquiries from residents interested in a free home assessment to see whether their home is a good fit for solar. Of these, four have already signed contracts, collectively generating 29 kW of power.

In exchange for outreach support from the town, Hamden’s chosen installer, C-TEC Solar, is offering discounted pricing to Hamden residents. Solarize Hamden is currently offering Tier 3 pricing; as more resident sign up, Hamden will reach the next pricing Tier, which will drop the price for all Solarize participants, regardless of when they signed their contracts. 

“We are hopeful that we will reach Tier 5, which offers the lowest available pricing for all Hamden residents,” said Chris Marchand, Town of Hamden Community Development Manager. 

Homeowners interested in learning more can attend our Final Hamden Solarize Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hamden Library, Thornton Wilder Hall, 2901 Dixwell Ave. 

C-TEC Solar will discuss Solarize Hamden and how solar works and answer your questions about your home’s solar potential.             

“The Town of Hamden is proud to have been selected to participate in the Solarize CT program shortly after participating in Energize Hamden,” said Mayor Scott Jackson. 

“Residents can look forward to solar array purchases or leases at substantially-reduced cost," he said. "The town, with great assistance by its Energy Use and Climate Change Commission, continues to seek and provide residents with opportunities for reducing energy costs and switching to cleaner energy options."

For more information about Solarize Hamden, visit www.solarizect.com/Hamden or contact C-TEC Solar at 855-76 SOLAR (76527).

Reyn Richard January 06, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Insurance is only as good as the company behind it. None of these solar panel companies have been around more than a few years. China is the leading supplier of panels and is increasing market share. Erin, are the warranties backed by the state of CT? or do we just assume these companies will be around in 2040? Will the town assume any responsibility if the panels don't live up to expectations?
Professive Mom January 06, 2014 at 04:59 PM
I think Hamden residents really deserve some analysis from an independent source on whether this PV solar program is a good investment right now versus other energy efficiency measures. Even with the generous upfront incentives and financing programs, it's possible their payback is longer than their expected life or warranty. It would be wrong for the town to promote a program that costs residents more than it saves into the future. The EUCCC and the mayor's office really need to hire an independent engineer to review the analysis that is presented by the CEFIA. There are always many assumptions in this kind of analysis (including the future cost of grid electricity) and it would be good to understand what assumptions are made. This was the same problem with the HHS fuel cell - no independent engineer reviewed the vendor's analysis!! Now tell me, if you are the vendor, standing to make a huge profit - do you make the 'assumptions' in the analysis that are not in your favor? Only one L/C member questioned it at all - it's not easy being 'not green'.
Thomas Alegi January 06, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Professive Mom your above comment shines.
Professive Mom January 07, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Grazie per il complimento splendente
Thomas Alegi January 07, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Professive Mom, In qualsiasi momento, quando il sole splende


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