Location: Shelton, CT
Shelton, CT is in Fairfield County, the most populous county in Connecticut. The city has an estimated population of 41,334 residents as of 2016. Shelton residents have had an energy choice since 1998 when Connecticut passed deregulation laws. Connecticut residents typically use less energy than the national average. They are currently the 6th lowest energy consuming state in the nation. Since there are no fossil fuels in the state, Shelton residents must use renewable energy or have their energy imported from other states. For more information on the Shelton, CT energy market, see the graphs below.
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Solar Score for Shelton, CT
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Connecticut residents and businesses of 28. This score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score 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 Shelton, CT
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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