Location: Stamford, CT
Stamford is the 3rd largest state in Connecticut with over 128,000 residents. It is located in Fairfield County, CT in the southeast corner of the state. Stamford, CT became deregulated in 1998 when the state of Connecticut opened its doors to retail energy providers (REP). This gave residents and businesses in Stamford a choice in staying with their utility or switching to a different supply rate offered by a REP. Stamford is home to several large businesses including 4 Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Stamford, CT energy usage, energy source, electricity rates and solar score, see the graphs below.
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Solar Score for Stamford, CT
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Stamford, CT residents and businesses of 31. 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 Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Nuclear power is still the main source of energy for Stamford residents
- Natural gas is fast growing in Connecticut and may take over as the most used source of electricity in the next couple years
- Renewable energy is growing in CT with a goal of having 27% of energy come from renewable sources by 2020.
- There are no fossil fuels in Stamford, CT, the coal they used in imported from other states.
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