U.S. Department of Energy Awards $481G for Solar Panel Installation in Connecticut
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Connecticut $481,473 to decrease costs associated with the installation and use of rooftop solar panels.
"This funding will bolster our work to provide cleaner, cheaper energy options for Connecticut residents," Malloy said. "Connecticut is leading the way in developing clean energy solutions and bringing us one step closer to energy independence."
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the grant being awarded to Connecticut is part of "an all-out, all-of-the-above American energy strategy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources designed and produced by American workers" as advocated by President Barack Obama.
"The Energy Department is helping to unleash America’s solar energy potential in Connecticut and communities across the country," Chu said. "These awards will reduce the costs homeowners and businesses pay to install solar energy systems, while at the same time saving time and money for local governments faced with tight budgets."
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority will develop a standard permit application that will be available online.