Solarize Weston Holds Kickoff Meeting For Solar Power Program

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The Solarize Weston program will kick off with a workshop on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Weston's Library Community Room on 56 Norfield Road in Weston.
The Solarize Weston program will kick off with a workshop on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Weston's Library Community Room on 56 Norfield Road in Weston. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTON, Conn. - To make solar easy and affordable, the town of Weston has been selected to participate in a unique solar discount program.

The Solarize Weston program will kick off with a workshop on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Weston's Library Community Room on 56 Norfield Road in Weston.

Residents can learn about the program and meet their pre-selected solar installer, Renewable Resources Inc. The Solarize program offers discounts of up to 20 percent.

The town will join 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 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.

Over the past several weeks town officials have been interviewing installers and announced recently they have formally selected Renewable Resources, Inc. to be part of Solarize Weston program and do all of Weston’s solar installations.

“CEFIA is extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve through the Solarize program. We continue to see our financing tools and the Solarize model bringing down the cost of solar and making it affordable for more and more homeowners throughout Connecticut”, said Bryan Garcia, president and CEO of CEFIA. “We expect to achieve similar success as we begin the next phase of this innovative program with the participation of Weston’s leaders and their dedicated volunteers.”

Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Weston are urged to attend. 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 can be found by visiting www.solarizect.com/weston or contact Renewable Resources at 203-204-6891.

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