Using funds received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has established a geothermal heat pump incentive program to stimulate the development of renewable energy and green jobs in Connecticut. This program is designed to encourage homeowners, commercial building owners, and real estate developers to consider geothermal heat pumps when planning their HVAC requirements.
Geothermal systems draw upon the relatively constant temperature (~50-55° F) of the soil or ground water deep beneath the earth’s surface to efficiently heat buildings during colder months and cool buildings during warmer months.
There will be a total of $4.5 million in grant funds available for the program between December 2009 and April 2012, when the funds must be fully expended. CCEF anticipates that this level of funding will support the installation of approximately 600 residential and commercial geothermal heat pump systems.
For a full program description (including eligibility requirements and funding limits) and application information, click on the links below.