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Connecticut’s #Solar Industry: Ready To Rock (Again) via @solarfeeds

Connecticut’s #Solar Industry: Ready To Rock (Again) via @solarfeeds

When solar incentives dried up in Connecticut, installation companies ran for the hills, and other states. But new legislation,the zero-emissions renewable energy credit (ZREC) program, could bringthem back. “The bulk of the commercial installers that were active [inConnecticut] a couple years ago are all doing most of their business inNew Jersey, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania,” said Michael Trahan, SolarConnecticut, Inc.’s executive director. “They saw the writing on thewall long ago and began establishing footholds in adjacent states.” Those companies gained the footholds there to enjoy the better, more stable solar incentive programs there, according to Trahan. “They’re doing very well there, but their home state is where they want to be more active,” he said. Now that Connecticut adopted The Connecticut 2011 Energy Bill, theinstallers are likely to begin looking back t...

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