New Energy Technology Program (Connecticut)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name New Energy Technology Program
Incentive Type Industry Recruitment/Support
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Custom/Others pending approval, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Ocean Thermal, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-12-14
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Maximum Incentive $10,000

Program Budget ~$50,000 annually

Terms Measures must be in the prototype stage or pre-commercial stage
Program Administrator Department of Energy and Environmental Policy

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: Connecticut passed major legislation (SB1243) that moves responsibilities for this program from the Office of Policy and Management to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The information provided below is historical and based on the program that was in effect through July 1, 2011. This incentive is no longer available.

Connecticut's New Energy Technology program aims to develop innovative energy-efficient technologies and renewable-energy technologies in order to save energy, improve air quality and generate employment opportunities in Connecticut. Grants are available to applicants who submit promising pre-commercial technologies that conserve energy or facilitate the use of renewable energy. Individual awards up to $10,000 will be awarded to as many as five "small firms" -- a firm that employs 30 or fewer people -- each year. Previous award recipients have used grant funding for product development, prototype testing, patent application, business plan development, payroll, and product marketing and promotion at trade shows.

In addition to providing grant funding, the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) offers guidance to recipients to find additional technical and financial assistance. This assistance could include locating potential industry partners, or identifying and applying for other state and federally sponsored programs.

The following program schedule applies:

  • November: Grant application period opens
  • Early February: Grant application period closes
  • February: Tier I review of grant applications completed
  • March: Tier II review of grant applications completed
  • April/May: Grant award documents mailed
  • September 30: Combined financial and progress report from grant recipients received and reviewed*
  • October 31: Progress report submitted to U.S. Department of Energy*

  • Grant recipients submit progress reports on a quarterly basis until the grant is expended. Grant recipients are expected to submit a final report after one year, describing the project's progress and how the award has assisted the project's development.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Ruckes
Department Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Address 2 450 Capitol Avenue, MS 52ENR
Place Hartford, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06106
Phone (860) 418-6384


  • 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)"