Solar is here. It's not something of the future. It is here." said Thomas Loredo, Managing Director of Renewable Resources, the official installer of Solarize Greenwich.
Solarize Greenwich, a new program to reduce the cost of solar power for homeowners in town, hosted their launch event Wednesday night
to educate the community about the new initiative.
Denise Savageau, Director of the Conservation Commission for the Town of Greenwich said "Most people don't realize how efficient it is in a state like Connecticut. Most people think you need to live in the Southwest to use solar. What we really want people to know is we have this great program that the town has applied for, working with the State [of Connecticut], and we have a pre-selected installer - Renewable Resources. One of the things they are doing is offering discounted rates to our residents."
Currently, Connecticut has the second highest cost of electricity in the United States, behind Hawaii.
Loredo said "It's an investment both financially and environmentally. The reality of it is, by going solar, the offset on the cardon footprint and what you do by making a statement for yourself and for our future generations is one thing. Also, if you purchase a [solar] system, there is an absolute debt retirement period."
In order for residents to take part in the discount buying program offered, all contracts must be signed by February 18, 2014
. For more information about Solarize Greenwich, visit solarizect.com