The state program Solarize Connecticut has expanded to 11 new towns after installing 3 megawatts of residential renewable energy in nine previous towns.
West Hartford, Manchester, Newtown, Easton, Redding, Trumbull, Greenwich, Ashford, Chaplin, Hampton, and Pomfret join the program designed to offer residents discounts up to 20 percent and ease of service in installing home solar arrays.
The program initially launched in Durham, Fairfield, Portland, and Westport. The second 20-week phase in Bridgeport, Canton, Coventry, Mansfield, and Windham executed 175 contracts.
Solarize Connecticut is a joint partnership between the quasi-state Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, Boston nonprofit The John Merck Fund, and Washington, D.C. nonprofit SmartPower.