Solarize Canton Extended to July 31st with New Financing Options

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The Ross Solar Group is now offering no money down lease and loan programs for residents of Canton, CT.

We have heard from our residents that they want help financing solar and we’re glad to see that the Solarize program has been extended to give Canton residents a chance to take advantage of these offerings.

Solarize Canton has been extended until July 31, 2013 to allow residents the opportunity to utilize new financing options available through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA). These options make it possible to install solar with little or no money down. Low monthly payments allow customers to be cash flow positive from the first month they install solar.

The new Smart-E Loan and CT Solar Loan programs from CEFIA offer long-term, affordable options designed to allow homeowners to undertake almost any measure that reduces a home’s fuel or electricity usage or that increases on-site energy production from clean energy sources. Homeowners can save money immediately by financing with the Smart-E Loan, which can yield deeper savings if the customer undertakes further energy efficiency measures. A new leasing option, the CT Solar Lease, is expected to be available soon to residents which provides additional financial flexibility and the opportunity to install solar for as low as $92 per month and with lower credit score requirements and includes payment options. When factoring in significantly reduced utility bills, this option makes the technology accessible to many homeowners.

These financing options are in addition to the discounts offered through the Solarize program. This special Town/State program provides group discounts to residents who install solar through the Town’s official solar installer, the Ross Solar Group. The more residents sign up, the more the price drops, with all participants sharing in the lowest possible price, no matter when they sign up. Solarize Canton is now at Tier 4, which means significant savings for homeowners.

Connecticut has some of the highest home energy prices in the country. By making one’s home as energy and fuel-efficient as possible, residents can realize substantial monthly savings. This approach is especially effective when coupled with the significant discounts achieved through Solarize Connecticut. The new financing mechanisms can make going solar an especially smart investment. The Solarize program has been extended to provide homeowners the opportunity to research these options.

“One of the key barriers for homeowners in thinking about solar is the upfront cost,” reported Bryan Garcia, President of CEFIA, the administrators of the Solarize ConnecticutSM program. “By providing Connecticut residents with these valuable financing tools, which attract private-capital investments, we are making solar available to more Connecticut homeowners and attracting more private capital to support the deployment of lower-cost solar in Connecticut.”

“We have heard from our residents that they want help financing solar and we’re glad to see that the Solarize program has been extended to give Canton residents a chance to take advantage of these offerings. We are even more pleased to see the Smart-E Loan program has the flexibility to be used for other efficiency improvements, and this is going to help our community and our residents in so many ways,” reported Richard Barlow, First Selectman, Town of Canton.

Canton homeowners who are interested in learning more about these financing options should consult the Ross Solar Group, Canton’s selected Solarize installer, at 203-512-4500. For general information on the Solarize program including upcoming events, please visit Those interested in participating in Solarize Canton must have a signed contract by the July 31st deadline.

The Solarize Connecticut program has been made possible through a partnership between the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, SmartPower, the John Merck Fund and Putnam Family Foundation and the Town of Canton.

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