The Town of Stafford has partnered with Ross Solar Group to Solarize the Stafford

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The town of Stafford along with the Ross Solar Group will be participating in a ten week CT solarize express program offering residents discounts for solar energy installations.

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'As your Selectman and one of the Solar Ambassadors to the town, I look forward to our success in making Stafford a cleaner and continually energy efficient town,' said Stafford Selectman Neil Hoss.

The Town of Stafford has been selected to participate in a unique solar program offered through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA). The town will join other communities in Phase 3 of Solarize Connecticut, that expects to more than double the amount of solar across the community over the 10-week program.

Solarize is a unique program offered by CEFIA in partnership with SmartPower that increases residential solar through a proven formula. It leverages group discounts through one pre-selected installer to reduce the cost of solar; it relies on the community to provide outreach and education to create awareness and build interest, and it promotes a clear end date that motivates residents to act. Over the past several weeks town officials have been interviewing installers and announced recently they have formally selected Ross Solar Group to be part of Solarize Stafford program and do all of the town’s solar installations.

Solarize Stafford will official kick off with its first solar workshop on Thursday, November 14, at 7 pm at the Community Center, 3 Buckley Highway, Stafford Springs. Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Stafford are urged to attend. In order to participate in the discounts offered through Solarize, residents must sign a contract by January 29, 2014.

“Many of you know about the cost savings the Stafford Energy Advisory Committee is providing to you as a taxpayer with solar panels on our library and schools. Now it is possible for you to realize some of these same solar advantages at your home. Solarize CT is coming to Stafford with a plan to save energy, money and the environment. With the second highest energy costs in the nation (behind Hawaii), the dollars saved with solar energy may be your best investment. A program is being implemented that can get you solar panels in a timely and cost effective way. As your Selectman and one of the Solar Ambassadors to the town, I look forward to our success in making Stafford a cleaner and continually energy efficient town,” said Stafford Selectman Neil Hoss.

“CEFIA is extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve through the Solarize program. We continue to see our financing tools and the Solarize model bringing down the cost of solar and making it affordable for more and more homeowners throughout Connecticut,” stated Bryan Garcia, President and CEO of CEFIA. “We expect to achieve similar success as we begin the next phase of this innovative program with the participation of town leaders and their dedicated volunteers.”

More information about Solarize Stafford can be found by visiting http://www.solarizect.com/stafford or contact Ross Solar Group at 203 512-4500.

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