CCEF - Affordable Housing Initiative Solar PV Rebate Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name CCEF - Affordable Housing Initiative Solar PV Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 6/watt (PTC rating)

Eligible System Size No system size restrictions
Equipment Requirements Equipment must be new and listed on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible equipment; Inverters and installation must carry a minimum 5-year warranty; PV panels must carry a 20-year warranty.
Expiration Date 2010-06-30

Installation Requirements Installation must comply with all federal, state, and local codes;

Must be grid-connected and installed by a pre-approved contractor; Installation must be in service territory of United Illuminating Company or Connecticut Light and Power

Maximum Incentive Single-family residential: 60,000 per project

Multi-family residential: 850,000 per project

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits CCEF retains RECs on projects over 50kW AC

Program Budget $2.5M

Program Administrator Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

References DSIRE[1]


Note: In December 2008, the CCEF announced that it would not accept any new pre-applications or applications for photovoltaic (PV) systems under the On-Site Renewable DG Program (which includes the Affordable Housing Initiative Solar PV Rebate program) after January 15, 2009. All pre-applications and applications received under the OSDG program are date-stamped and have been evaluated in the order received. Funding for this program has been fully committed. The CCEF will announce future developments and program changes on its web site, although it does not anticipate reopening this program until July 1, 2010.

Through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund's (CCEF) Affordable Housing Initiative, developers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at affordable housing projects may apply for a grant to defray a portion of the upfront installation costs. Because the solar PV system will displace a portion of the electricity used, tenants will receive long-term financial benefits through stabilized electricity costs.

The rebate level for developers of single-family residential units is $6/watt (W) (PTC rating)* for the first 10 kilowatts (kW). The funding cap is $60,000 per project. Factors considered in calculating the rebate include: PV panel selection, inverter efficiency, system orientation and tilt, and shading on the site. For multi-family and rental units, the rebate level is $6/W for the first 200 kilowatts (kW), with a maximum award of $850,000 per project. This program is set to expire on June 30, 2010.

CCEF launched the Affordable Housing Initiative in November 2006 with a small-scale “pilot” effort. Through this initial effort, CCEF supported solar installations -– now either under construction or completed -– at six affordable housing sites in Connecticut.

* PTC is the acronym for PVUSA Test Conditions.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Christin Cifaldi
Department Connecticut Clean Energy Fund
Address 865 Brook Street
Place Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06067
Phone (860) 563-5851


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Residential $/KW $6,000
PV Commercial $/KW $6,000
PV Rating PTC

PV Residential Max $ $60,000
PV Commercial Max $ $850,000

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"