Affordable green energy solutions for your home.
Find the green energy upgrade that’s right for homeowners like you. It’s a great way to save you money, make your home more comfortable, and boost your home’s value. Whether it’s a loan that supports a wide range of energy improvements, a solar lease specifically tailored for low-to-moderate income homeowners, or educational resources and incentives for going solar, the Connecticut Green Bank is here to help.
For more information on how you can make and finance green energy upgrades to your home, see below.
Smart-E Loans offer no money down, low-interest financing with flexible terms to help you upgrade your home’s energy performance. Almost any home improvement project that reduces energy use and lowers costs may qualify. And applying through a local lender is as easy as child’s play.
You can finance almost any energy improvement that cuts your home’s energy costs or produces clean energy on your property – below are just a few examples.
Attic, wall or floor insulation Duct sealing Air sealing Window replacement Air source / ground source heat pump Central air conditioning Ductless mini split heat pump High efficiency furnace / boiler Natural gas fuel conversion Heat pump water heater Indirect water heater-natural gas On-demand tankless water heater – natural gas/Propane Solar PV system Solar hot water system Electric vehicle recharging station Natural gas vehicle refueling station ENERGY STAR appliances Asbestos/Mold remediation Roof repair Tree removal for solar
Home Performance/ Efficiency
Heating and Cooling
Other (Cannot exceed 25% of the total loan amount)
Attic, wall or floor insulation
Air source / ground source heat pump
Central air conditioning
Ductless mini split heat pump
High efficiency furnace / boiler
Natural gas fuel conversion
Heat pump water heater
Indirect water heater-natural gas
On-demand tankless water heater – natural gas/Propane
Solar PV system
Solar hot water system
Electric vehicle recharging station
Natural gas vehicle refueling station
ENERGY STAR appliances
Tree removal for solar
Want to make your home more comfortable this season? Wrap up savings with a Smart-E Bundle. Combine two or more qualifying measures to take advantage of rates as low as 4.49%!
With a Smart-E Bundle, the more you do – the more you save! Home energy improvements are as easy as child’s play.
Click here to learn more about Smart-E loans for other projects – over 40 energy improvements are eligible.
High efficiency HVAC Bundles
Pair a high efficiency boiler or furnace with any of the following:
Home Energy Solutions (HES) Core Services Bundle
Participate in HES and install any of the following:
Solar PV Bundles
Go solar and add any of the following:
Install attic, floor, or wall insulation and add any of the following:
* Heat pumps include air source hot water heater, ductless mini splits, and geothermal.
Residential Solar Incentive Program (RSIP)
It’s surprisingly easy for homeowners like you to generate clean, renewable energy from the sun–and the RSIP makes it much more affordable. The Residential Solar Investment Program provides rebates that lower the initial out-of-pocket costs to homeowners who wish to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
PosiGen Solar + Efficiency for Low-to-Moderate Income Homeowners
In partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank, PosiGen offers low-to-moderate income homeowners a solar lease that also combines money-saving energy efficiency measures. This innovative approach takes away the concern of being turned down based on your credit profile, making solar affordable for all.
Educational Resources for Going Solar
GoSolarCT is an initiative of the Connecticut Green Bank dedicated to providing Connecticut residents with the information they need to make informed decisions about solar energy for their home. This website is intended to offer consumers educational content and resources they can use to become savvy solar shoppers.