Sustainable Energy Commission

  • Energy Challenge Program Bringing Solar To Newtown Rooftops; Meeting/Info Session, October 8

    The Newtown Sustainable Energy Commission has launched a new initiative, beginning in October, to bring solar panel systems to residents and businesses.

    The first community meeting will be Thursday, October 8, from 6:30 to 8 pm, in the meeting room at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Newtown Parks Lit With New LED Installation

    Newtown’s park lights have been upgraded to new LED fixtures thanks to a $10,000 grant earned through Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program, administered by Eversource. 

    A total of 31 light post fixtures have been replaced with new high efficiency LEDs, which will save the town roughly $4,000 and reduce its energy usage by more than 21,000 kilowatt-hours every year.

  • Solarize Newtown Deadline Extended To February 28; Open House Planned For Saturday

    An opportunity to see a working home solar panel installation will be offered to Newtown residents on Saturday, February 8, at a Solar Open House.

    The event will take place at 9 Grand Place from 1 to 3 pm, hosted by Nina and David Stout, who recently joined Solarize Newtown, an initiative promoting home solar use. The Stouts are among roughly 19 residences that have gone solar through this town- and state-supported program.