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Recently, the Connecticut Solar Challenge™ (CTSC)  held its North Haven Kick-Off event at the Energize Connecticut Center located at 122 Universal Drive North, in the Target shopping plaza. During the free event, residents learned about the energy saving benefits of weatherization and solar energy system installation rebates and state incentives.  

The Connecticut Solar Challenge is a grass-roots community-based program that promotes adoption of solar energy through cost reduction, community outreach and education.  

The Energize Connecticut Center is the only place in the state that provides visitors with a hands-on learning experience about the important role energy plays in our daily lives – free of charge. Exhibits showcase different energy sources, demonstrate how we use energy, and convey the benefits of smart energy choices, including cost savings, comfort, convenience, sustainability and environmental impacts.

“Through informational events like these, we hope to educate consumers on the importance of solar energy and make it easier for them to access rebates and incentives,” said Maggie Triechel, director of CT Solar Challenge. “We’ve had tremendous success along the shoreline and are excited to bring the program to the North Haven community. We look forward to working with the Energize Connecticut Center and helping North Haven become more efficient and sustainable.”

During the event, CTSC representatives helped North Haven residents understand the benefits of solar energy systems, costs associated with installation, and rebates and state incentives currently available.

Additionally, Energize Connecticut Center’s energy experts informed residents on how programs like Home Energy SolutionsSM can help reduce home energy consumption, which can result in installing a less expensive solar energy system. Homes using less energy can install a smaller solar energy system to meet families’ energy demands and needs. The Home Energy Solutions program provides homeowners with an evaluation of their home’s energy performance and recommendations on energy-saving measures such as insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling, water heating, windows and appliances.

For more information about the CT Solar Challenge please visit To learn more about the Energize Connecticut Center, visit or call 203-799-0460.