CESA SLICE Award Webinar: MA Clean Energy Center and Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority – Solar Programs

November 29, 2012 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This webinar featured presentations by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) in Connecticut. These programs were recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) – Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Pilot Program: This program provided rebates to 320 residential, multi-family and commercial-scale construction projects, and funded feasibility studies for 38 commercial-scale projects. It supported residential systems serving domestic hot water or space heating loads, and commercial systems serving those functions as well as process and pool heating loads. MassCEC used information collected through the pilot program to develop a full-scale, long-term program, which launched in July 2012.

Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) – CT Solar Lease Program: The CT Solar Lease Program, the first residential solar lease financing program in the nation supported by a public organization, was developed at a time when private solar lease financing was not yet available. The program has provided loans for 845 solar PV systems totaling 6.2 MW, while helping to pioneer and popularize the concept of third-party financing for residential solar. In addition, CEFIA’s program brought U.S. Bancorp into the solar financing market; it subsequently became the single largest tax equity player in the residential solar PV market. CEFIA is also making valuable data from its solar lease program publicly available so that it can inform the design of future residential solar programs.

Slides from this webinar are available as pdfs at the links below:

Read more about the 2012 SLICE Awards here.