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Connecticut Solar Incentives

Discover How Connecticut’s Solar Incentive Programs Can Benefit You

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Connecticut’s residential electric rates vs. the national average.1

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Connecticut’s solar price drop over the last five years.2

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Connecticut’s goal to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2001 levels by 2030.3

Connecticut’s residential electricity rates are some of the highest in the country.1 Still, taking control over electric bills isn’t the only reason why Connecticut residents are switching to solar. By installing a new photovoltaic (PV) system, you can also get outage protection and reduce your carbon emissions while enjoying the state’s excellent solar incentives.

Sunrun is the country’s leading residential solar and storage company.4 We work to ensure you can gain energy independence and make the most out of Connecticut’s solar tax credit, tax incentives, and rebate programs.

Here Are the Perks You Can Enjoy with New Solar Panels in Connecticut*

Incentive

Value

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)**

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.5

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Property tax exemption on the added home value from the Connecticut solar installation.6

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar and Geothermal Systems

6.35% home solar system state sales tax exemption.7,8

Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP)

For Purchased Systems:
Upfront cost reduction of $0.426 per installed watt based on system size. (Max. size 10 kilowatts (kW).)9

For Leased Systems:
Compensation of $0.30 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the solar power system. (Max. size 20 kW.)9

Connecticut Green Bank Solar for All Program

Eligible low-income households can access Connecticut solar energy through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) at a special rate.10

Find out If You Qualify for Connecticut Solar Incentives

Learn the Details of Connecticut Solar Incentives

Buy and install a new home solar system in Connecticut in 2021, with or without battery storage, and qualify for the 26% federal solar tax credit. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024.5

Average-sized 5-kW system cost in Connecticut: $14,950 Approximate system cost in Connecticut after the 22% ITC in 2021: $11,06311

Purchase a new solar energy system in Connecticut and your property taxes won’t go up.6 A solar panel system in Connecticut could also help you build home value.

Buy a new PV system in Connecticut, and you won’t pay sales tax on it.7 The sales tax exemption is for 100% of a renewable energy system’s sales tax, like rooftop solar panels or a solar water heater. This can save you 6.35% right off the bat.8

For Purchased Systems:

Upfront cost reduction of $0.426 per installed watt based on system size.9 (Max. size 10 kW.)

For Leased Systems:

Compensation of $0.30 per kWh produced by the solar power system.9 (Max. size 20 kW.)

This program is part of Connecticut’s Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP), and it helps eligible low-income households have access to Connecticut solar energy through a PPA at a special rate.10

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DISCLAIMERS:

*Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.

**We recommend contacting a tax professional to most accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.