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  • Program Doubled Residential Solar Use; Discounts Through March 31

    The Solarize Newtown initiative was a success, said Sustainable Energy Commission chairman Kathy Quinn.

  • Solarize Newtown Program Set To End

    To the Editor:

    The Solarize Newtown program is coming to an end.  Participants in the program must sign contracts by February 28 in order to maximize savings.

  • 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.

  • Final Home Solar Installation Workshop Scheduled

    UPDATE (Tuesday, January 21, 2014): This workshop has been postponed due to today's snow. It will be held on its snow date of January 23.

    The workshop has also been moved. It will now be presented in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, at 45 Main Street.

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  • Now Is The Time To Go Solar

    To the Editor:

    Newtown is now at the Tier 4 pricing level.  As the number of homeowners who install solar systems increases, the price drops for everyone in Solarize Newtown. If you have already had a site survey done or are still thinking about having one done, now is the time to start moving forward.

  • Solarize Newtown To Celebrate First Installation With Open House; Later Workshops Planned

    Solarize Newtown — an effort to encourage solar home energy use — will celebrate its first residential solar panel installation at 9 Grand Place, home of Nina and David Stout, on Saturday, November 9, from 11 am to 1 pm. Official installer Astrum Solar will host the event. The Newtown Sustainable Energy Commission will provide refreshments.

    Guests can see a home solar system installation and learn more about Solarize Newtown, a state- and town-run program.

  • Does Solar Make Sense For You?

    To the Editor:

    There has never been a better time to invest in solar. Solarize Newtown is a state and town-sponsored program that makes solar more affordable for Newtown homeowners by aggregating installations in our community with a pre-selected installer, who is discounting solar in exchange for our community’s outreach and education efforts.

    We know solar is good for the environment, but is solar a good investment for our pocketbooks?

  • Solarize Newtown Initiative Launched This Week

    Is your home suitable for solar power?

    Residents had a chance Tuesday evening to learn more about the Solarize Connecticut, Solarize Newtown launch, “a unique discount buying program that uses a tiered-pricing structure, town-supported education and outreach … to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.”

  • Newtown Selected For Unique Solar Program; Public Workshop September 24

    Newtown has been selected to participate in a unique solar program offered through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA). The town will join ten other communities in Phase 3 of Solarize Connecticut, which expects to more than double the amount of solar across the community over the 20-week program.

    Also participating in the program are a coalition of Ashford, Chaplin, Hampton and Pomfret; a coalition of Easton, Redding and Trumbull; and the towns of Greenwich, Manchester, and West Hartford.