Solarize Weston: Information workshop Tuesday

FI-hot-sunWeston is participating in a unique solar discount program that makes going solar easier and more affordable for residents.

The Solarize Weston program kicks off with a workshop on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Weston Public Library in the Community Room. Residents can learn about the program and meet their pre-selected solar installer, Renewable Resources Inc.

The town joins 11 other communities in Phase 4 of Solarize Connecticut, and expects to more than double the amount of solar currently in Weston over the 20-week program.

Also participating in the program are Bloomfield, Brookfield, East Lyme, Essex, Farmington, a coalition of Haddam and Killingworth, Montville, Simsbury, Tolland, and Torrington.

Solarize is a unique program offered by CEFIA (Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority), in partnership with SmartPower, that increases residential solar through a proven formula. It leverages group discounts through a pre-selected installer to reduce the cost of solar; it relies on the community to provide outreach and education to create awareness and build interest, and it promotes a clear end date that motivates residents to act.

Town officials interviewed installers and formally selected Renewable Resources Inc. to be part of the Solarize Weston program and to do all of Weston’s solar installations.

First Selectman Gayle Weinstein said, “We are very pleased to have been selected for Solarize CT. Our town takes pride in supporting initiatives that offer both environmental and economic benefits. Solarize will provide our residents with the opportunity to reduce their energy costs, make Weston a cleaner place to live, and support local jobs. Town administration and support staff are committed to working with residents and our selected Solarize contractor to make the program a success.”

In order to participate in the discounts offered through the program, residents must sign a contract by Tuesday, Oct. 7.

More information about Solarize Weston may be found by visiting or contacting Renewable Resources Inc. at 203-204-6891.

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