Due to the popularity of the program, the Woodbridge Solar Challenge will hold one more workshop on November 4 at 6 p.m. at the Woodbridge Town Library. Last fall the Town began the Woodbridge Energy Challenge to help residents make their homes more energy efficient and more reliant on clean energy. As part of this challenge the Town signed on to the CT Solar Challenge which offers discounted pricing on solar installations to Woodbridge residents. The program will end on December 31, 2015 and residents will have the chance to attend one last solar workshop to learn about the Woodbridge Solar Challenge.
In addition to the discount for residents, the Town will earn a free solar array at the end of the program. The size of the free solar array will depend on how many kilowatts of solar are installed in Woodbridge through the Town’s chosen vendor for this program, Aegis Solar. Already the Town has earned a free 5kW array. As of early October, 25 Woodbridge residents had signed contracts for a total of 220 kilowatts of new solar installations. Another 60 residents have received proposals from Aegis. If the Town reaches 250kW before the December 31 deadline, the Town will earn a free 7kW solar array for municipal use. This will be the largest free solar array awarded through the CT Solar Challenge since its inception in 2013.
“The CT Solar Challenge and Woodbridge Energy Challenge are part of my initiative to maximize the Town’s use of clean energy, be better stewards of the environment and lead by example in environmental matters,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “I encourage residents to look into these options to make their homes more efficient and green.”
At the workshop on November 4 residents will hear from solar vendor Aegis Solar’s President Chris Lenda about the program and will have a chance to ask questions. Interested residents can sign up for a free assessment during the workshop. Residents will also have a chance to speak with the Town’s chosen Home Energy Solutions vendors. There will also be refreshments and a drawing for a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Space is limited. Please register for the workshop at www.CTSolarChallenge/Woodbridge.