Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and its partners have received $481,473 from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative. The funds are intended to boost the CEFIA's work in lowering solar installation costs.
The CEFIA and its partners plan to streamline permitting processes, address connectivity with the state's utilities, and improve financing options for homeowners and small businesses who install rooftop solar power systems.
The Connecticut team will use SunShot Initiative funds to reduce non-hardware related costs of solar power installation and identify other cost savings, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Dannel Malloy, D-Conn. In partnership with several municipalities, the CEFIA will create a standard online permitting application that will streamline the process and assist applicants in working with utility companies.