11 Dec '12, 6pm

Why #solar developers see a lot of potential in CT's unique REC market

Why #solar developers see a lot of potential in CT's unique REC market

Many solar developers frustrated with the oversupplied, roller-coaster renewable energy credit (REC) market in New Jersey are beginning to take notice of a small - but blooming - solar market just to the north. Connecticut has taken a different approach to its newly established REC market by conducting reverse auctions and offering project developers fixed-price, long-term contracts, and the early results are promising: Under the recently finalized first round of the REC program, a total of 87 solar projects across the state received contracts. Created under the Energy Act of 2011, the state's Zero-Emissions Renewable Energy Credit and Low-Emissions Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC/LREC) program requires Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), which serves over 1.2 million customers, and United Illuminating (UI), which serves approximately 325,000 customers, to seek out and purch...

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