Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Solar Program Available to City Residents

From Chamae Munroe Mejias, Community Outreach Manager, SmartPower
Solarize Middletown will host a Solar Lunch and Learn in partnership with the Wesleyan Sustainability Office on Wednesday, November 16th at noon at Allbritton 103 within Wesleyan University. The event is free and open to the public. The discounted Solarize pricing is offered to all Middletown residents, as well as anyone who works in Middletown and lives within Connecticut.

Jen Kleindienst, Wesleyan’s Sustainability Director, comments “We are working to increase sustainability on campus and throughout the entire Middletown community. Solarize Middletown is part of an ongoing City-supported effort to help residents make smart energy choices.  Taking advantage of Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions program to seal drafts and insulate, and generating your own clean energy through solar reduces your carbon footprint.  As more and more people take these steps, we move closer to a sustainable future.”

RSVP at by 8:30 AM on Monday, 11/14 to get free lunch. If you RSVP after then or do not RSVP, you are welcome to attend, but lunch may not be available.  To participate in the benefits offered through the program, residents must commit to going solar by Febru​ary 3rd, 2017.

Those who cannot attend the midday Lunch and Learn are invited to an evening Solarize Middletown workshop on Thursday, November 17that 7 pm at The deKoven House. More information about Solarize Middletown and how to “get started” can be found by or by contacting Chamae Mejias at

WHAT: Middletown Solar Lunch and Learn
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
WHERE: Wesleyan University, Allbritton 103, 222 Church St

WHAT: Middletown Solarize Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, November 17th, 2016
TIME: 7 PM –8:30 PM
WHERE: The deKoven House, Wadsworth Room, 27 Washington Street
Solarize Middletown is part of Solarize Connecticut, a residential solar program that is intended to make going solar easy and affordable. It is supported by the City and the Middletown Clean Energy Task Force. Sunlight Solar will provide solar installations in Middletown in exchange for special discount pricing. Solarize Middletown also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs.  Other financing resources are also available.

Solarize Middletown selected Sunlight Solar as its official solar installer, which offers significant discounts in exchange for outreach and education provided by the City.  Homeowners must sign a contract by February 3rd, 2017 to be eligible for Solarize Middletown pricing.

To sign up for a free home site evaluation or to find out more information about Solarize Middletown, visit

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