Residential solar program offered through city

The City of Bristol has been selected to participate in a residential solar program. Solarize Bristol is part of Solarize Connecticut, a residential solar program sparked by Connecticut’s Green Bank through a partnership with the non-profit organization, SmartPower.

Solarize Bristol is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the City of Bristol. Through a competitive selection process, the city has selected All Green It Solar as its solar installer. All Green It Solar will provide all the solar installations in Bristol in exchange for special discount pricing.

Solarize Bristol also offers residents access to financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs.  SmartPower has partnered with Dividend Solar, a national solar financing company, to help qualified residents save money with the $0 down financing option.  Other financing resources are available through Bristol’s solar installer.

The Solarize Bristol program will kick off with a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bristol Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Residents can learn about the program, be introduced to their solar installer, hear about financing options, and have a chance to learn if their house is good for solar.

Homeowners who want to get started finding out if their home is good for solar can go directly to Solarizect.com/Bristol to “Get Started.”  Residents who live in surrounding communities can also participate in Solarize by going to SolarizeCT.com.

More information about Solarize Bristol can be found by visiting www.solarizect.com/ Bristol or by contacting Chamae Mejias at cmejias@smartpower.org.