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Solarize Middletown and Sterling

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Sunlight Solar Energy is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the contractor partner for the Solarize programs in Middletown and Sterling.


What role does solar play within our nation’s aging electrical grid?

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Diversification and decentralization within our energy grid has become a hot topic in recent years. Here is an interesting interview with Gretchen Bakke, author of “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans And Our Energy Future.”   http://www.npr.org/2016/08/22/490932307/aging-and-unstable-the-nations-electrical-grid-is-the-weakest-link


Join Our Team!

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Our Connecticut office is currently seeking a CT-licensed E-2 Journeyman electrician. This is a full time opportunity based out of our New Haven, CT office.


Commercial Solar Projects Can Actually Earn Money

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Are you a commercial building owner? Are you considering a solar project for your property? Eversource and United Illuminating are still accepting applications for their small ZREC (zero emission renewable energy credit) program, and they will pay you a fixed price for 15 years for your renewable energy as a portion of their overall energy […]


Sunlight Solar Energy Is A Capital For Change Approved Contractor

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We are pleased to announce that Sunlight Solar Energy is now a C4C (Capital for Change) approved contractor! Among its other services, Capital for Change provides energy efficiency loans for eligible Connecticut homeowners – either single or multi unit dwellings.


Home Energy Solutions Co-Pay Increase

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While it’s a requirement from the Connecticut Green Bank to install solar, we recommend all homeowners have an audit from Home Energy Solutions regardless if they plan to go solar. Home Energy Solutions provides a variety of energy-saving measures for homes including air sealing, efficient lighting, low-flow shower heads and other conservation services. Currently, the […]


Own It: More Homeowners Choosing Purchase Over Lease

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Solar Industry magazine recently came out with a piece about ownership versus leasing. In the current solar market, there is a growing case for purchasing a solar system, either outright or through a loan.


Ahavah Farm – what it means to be truly sustainable

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  Ahavah Farm has been operating as an organic family farm since 2015 out of Peyton, Colorado. We were contacted in December of last year by the home/business owner, inquiring about a PV system to power his home and farm. At Sunlight Solar Energy, we are always thrilled to work with any customer interested in […]


What to do when you get an error on your inverter

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  Every now and then your inverter may display an error message. Most error messages are not a cause for concern and can usually be cleared up with a reboot.      The only error message that requires immediate attention is a Ground Fault error. If your inverter displays a Ground Fault error, power off your system (do […]


Going Up: United Illuminating Files Letter of Intent to Increase Rates

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The great thing about going solar is that you are protected from rising utility costs. Unfortunately, there are rumors of these costs rising significantly within the next year.