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State Senator Paul Doyle: Your Voice

February 26, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3900
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Capitol: 860-240-0475
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Bringing Solar Power to More Connecticut Communities

shared solarNext week, the Energy and Technology Committee, on which I serve as Senate Chair, will hold a public hearing on a bill that aims to bring a "shared solar" pilot program to Connecticut. Solar power is an increasingly competitive alternative to traditional energy sources. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 80 percent of Connecticut homes cannot have solar panels installed due to the size of the home, the direction a roof faces, or another issue. Shared solar allows people whose homes are unsuitable for solar panels to buy into a solar power system that is located elsewhere.

Once passed, people around Connecticut will be able to tap into the power generated by solar panel fields. The pilot program we are trying to initiate will help determine the best practices for the eventual implementation of a statewide shared solar program. Solar panel providers also believe that this program will generate many new jobs in Connecticut's solar industry.

If you are interested in attending the public hearing on shared solar, it will be held next Tuesday, March 1st at 1:00PM in Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. You can visit the Energy and Technology Committee's website to get up-to-date information about this or any other issue we are addressing in the committee. If you want to speak to me about the work we are doing throughout the session, please do not hesitate to contact my office. You can reach me by phone at 860-240-0475 or by email through my website.


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Senator Paul Doyle, Legislative Office Building, Room 3900, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
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