Connecticut Energy Profile
Connecticut passed legislation to deregulate their energy market in May 1998 giving residents and businesses a choice in electricity providers in the Eversource Energy and United Illuminating utility territories. Since then, Connecticut residents and business have had a choice to shop and compare their current electricity rates with retail energy providers. There are no fossil fuels in Connecticut but the state does have a large renewable energy portfolio that includes wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass. Learn more and compare Connecticut electricity rates and state’s energy usage, sources and solar energy potential below.
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Solar Score for Connecticut
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. Connecticut has received a solar score of 42. Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Connecticut
Connecticut produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- In 2016, more natural gas was used to heat Connecticut homes than nuclear power.
- Connecticut receives its natural gas from interstate pipelines
- Biomass fuels 3/5 of Connecticut’s renewable energy production
- Coal production has dropped from 10% a decade ago to less than 1% today
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