Solarize Fairfield campaign kicks off

Fairfield homeowners will have an opportunity this fall to start tapping home solar’s powerful benefits — both financial and environmental — and install solar on their homes at special discounted pricing with the launch of another edition of the Town-wide Solarize Fairfield campaign.

The Solarize Fairfield program will kick off with a free workshop on Wednesday, Oct, 4, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Residents can learn about the program, be introduced to their solar installer, hear about financing options, and have a chance to learn if their house is good for solar.

Solarize Fairfield is part of Solarize Connecticut, a unique community-based program to increase the use of residential solar statewide, with support from SmartPower, a leading nonprofit marketing firm focused on renewable energy, and the Connecticut Green Bank. More than 80 Connecticut communities have participated in the program with more than 2,400 homeowners — and nearly 400 in Fairfield — going solar through Solarize Connecticut.

First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “Preserving the quality and sustainability of Fairfield’s environment is a vital goal for our Town, and solar energy is a critical part of the solution. We hope that our residents will come to one of the Solarize events over the next 20 weeks and consider joining the hundreds of Fairfield homeowners who are saving money and helping to sustain our environment by utilizing solar energy.”

Through a competitive process focused on quality and pricing, All Green it Solar, the solar installer for last year’s Solarize Fairfield program, has been chosen again to provide the solar installations in Fairfield. To qualify for special discount pricing, contracts for new solar installations need to be signed by February 22, 2018.

Solarize Fairfield also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs. Other financing resources are available through Fairfield’s solar installer. Homeowners also may quality for a federal tax credit and other incentives.

Scott Thompson, chairman of Fairfield’s Clean Energy Task Force, said “With growing concern about how to overcome all the threats to our natural environment — plus all of solar’s cost-saving benefits — checking out solar makes sense now more than ever. By joining Solarize Fairfield, Fairfield homeowners will help our community and Connecticut lead the way in the spread of cost-efficient, renewable solar energy, for a cleaner, more healthful environment.”

Homeowners who want to get started finding out if their home is good for solar can go directly to SolarizeCT.com/Fairfield, or contact All Green it Solar at 866-251-7854. Residents who live in surrounding communities can also participate in Solarize by going to SolarizeCT.com.

For more information, contact Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force/Scott Thompson at 203-912-0211 or SmartPower/Chamae Mejias at 860-331-1041.

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