Why Solect: our differentiators at a glance

Excellence in quality, safety, value, and performance forms Solect’s cornerstones.
Our consistent process delivers outstanding results for our clients.

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Assess project site(s) and current and future electric profile

Present analyses and recommendations on financial benefits

Contract, engineer, and

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Construct, interconnect,
and commission projects

Optimize your solar ROI
with cutting-edge O&M services

Asset and performance management
and compliance

Yarde Metals; Southington, CT 842.9 kW
O&G Industries, CT; Solar capacity 1,298 kW; Energy storage capacity 600 kW

Benefits for non-residential solar projects in Connecticut

  • Federal tax credit (30% or more)
  • REAP grants
  • High and volatile grid electricity prices encourage businesses to consider solar adoption
  • Robust solar Incentives offered by the state
  • Rebate programs incentivizing energy storage projects
  • Incentives for on-site and off-site solar projects
Apparel manufacturer; 694.4 kW; Customer purchase

Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program Incentives

  • Incentives for commercial-scale projects.
  • Incentive application windows open in February and August.
  • Finalize project details and prepare bids in advance to win incentives.
Metal designer and laminator; 201 kW; Customer purchase

Program overview

Small project category :

  • Supports behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter projects at or below 200kW AC of solar capacity.
  • Applications are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the program capacity is filled; a lottery system is used if capacity is filled within the first two weeks of each solicitation.
  • Offers a fixed incentive value for 20 years
  • Perfect for owner-occupied C&I businesses and public buildings.
  • Requires roughly 30,000 SF of roof area.
Storage facility; 369.8 kW; Customer purchase

Medium project category:

  • Caters to behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter projects above 200kW AC up to 1MW AC.
  • The competitive solicitation window stays open for 6 weeks. The lowest bidders win incentives until capacity is exhausted.
  • Net metering ensures retail rate compensation for excess generation by behind-the-meter projects.
State university; 100.8 kW; PPA


  • Preference for incentive allocation given to distressed communities and other eligible entities.
  • State, Agricultural, or Municipal (SAM) entities can enjoy additional flexibility for onsite energy and offsite credits.
  • “Buy All” incentives are designed for front-of-the-meter projects, while “Netting” incentives are applicable for behind-the-meter projects.

The Energy Storage Solutions program*

Overview: Energy Storage Solutions is designed to help businesses as well as public and nonprofit organizations install battery storage systems, lower peak demand at their facilities, and reduce energy costs. The program changes the economics of battery storage in Connecticut while aiming to modernize and stabilize the state’s electric grid.

*This program is overseen by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), paid for by ratepayers, and administered by the Green Bank, Eversource, and UI.

Groton School solar energy and storage
Private educational institution; System size 125 kWh; Storage capacity 1,096 kW; Customer purchase


  • Upfront incentive payment: Offsets the capital cost of the battery purchase and installation. Refer to the following table to learn more about the incentives.
  • Performance-based incentives: Payment for every kW of battery service to the grid.
  • Energy resiliency: Keep your facility running with resilient batteries providing backup power.
  • A sustainable energy solution: Use energy that’s cleaner, quieter, and better for the environment.

Information courtesy: portal.ct.gov

The power of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Even if an immediate investment in solar energy isn’t on your plan, we can still support you.

Through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), your solar project can receive financial support from a third-party investor like Solect. Here’s how it works: Solect leases your property to develop, own, and manage a solar energy system on it. In exchange, you purchase the electricity generated at a substantially lower and fixed rate for an agreed-upon period, typically 20 to 25 years.

Additionally, Solect partners with PowerOptions, the largest energy-buying consortium in New England for public and non-profit entities, to offer a Solar and Storage Program with several advantages beyond a standard PPA – from faster system deployment, easier management to maximized savings, and more.