June 9, 2017 – The Connecticut state solar program (or “ZREC”) was just reauthorized for one additional year by the General Assembly – through 2018. The bill now goes to Governor Malloy who is expected to approve the bill. This extension will allow the solar industry to sustain for another year and preserve the green jobs already created in the state by the ZREC program.
The ZREC program was originally authorized for commercial and industrial solar in 2012 as a six-year program that was set to expire in 2017. This program stimulated over $1 billion of investment in the state, leading to the installation of 320 MW of solar and the creation of over 2,100 jobs. However, with the program expiring this year, the solar industry in Connecticut would have come to a complete halt.
It is still uncertain what solar will look like in Connecticut beyond 2018. If your business or institution might benefit from solar energy, contact Independence Solar to explore how to take advantage of this one-year extension. Independence Solar has deep expertise in commercial solar in Connecticut and installed the very first ZREC program to come online in 2012.