Updated February 2023
This list is intended as a guide to programs designed to save on energy costs.
Due diligence is a must. Research carefully as programs and incentives change frequently!
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Rewiring America has fact sheets explaining IRA incentives.
Home Energy Solutions (HES) visit is currently $50. The fastest, cheapest way to reduce your energy bill. The income eligible (HES IE) is free to low-income households. Additional incentives become available upon HES completion, and these can amount annually to several hundred dollars. Both programs are here for United Illuminating customers, and here for Eversource. An HES visit also creates a Home Energy Score that summarizes how energy efficient your home is.
Solar. For purchasing solar, the Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program explains the current compensation available to all CT residents. The IRA increased the Federal Income Tax Credit on residential solar to 30% for 2023-33 installations. Additional incentives are available to low income (60% of CT average income) residents, and residents living in a CT Distressed Municipality. Here is a link to the pros and cons of Purchasing vs. Leasing Solar. Please read all agreements carefully!
Home Energy Storage (Batteries). Energy Storage Solutions offers rebates for whole house energy storage. There are further incentives from Eversource and UI. Eversource’s Residential Connected Solutions gives you cash for allowing them to use your batteries during certain high demand periods. Both utilities have similar energy storage programs for commercial users.
Electric Vehicle Incentives. These have been compiled by the EV Club of CT, and are evolving based upon where vehicle and battery components are sourced. Both utilities have programs that pay you for allowing them to reduce your charging speed during certain high demand periods.
Smart-E Loans for Energy Upgrades. CTGreenBank loans cover most upgrades for Heating & Cooling, Water Heaters, Insulation, Windows, Solar, Battery Storage, EV Chargers, Asbestos & Mold Removal, Energy Star Appliances, Roof prep for solar, and Tree Removal for Solar.
Rebates for Energy Upgrades. Commercial, Residential, and Multifamily buildings can receive rebates for some energy upgrades through EnergizeCT.com. An HES visit may be required.
CPACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy). CPACE is a financing mechanism for energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other related projects. Repayments are made via an assessment on the property tax bill.