Litchfield Hills Region - Business Energy Efficiency Program

December 17, 2012


This program ends June 30, 2012. Funds have been fully committed.

Litchfield Hills provides incentives to regional businesses which invest in energy efficient or renewable energy improvements. Businesses located in 11 towns throughout the region are eligible to participate in the Business Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP). Eligible communities include Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington and Winchester.

Owners of existing commercially owned structures in these municipalities may participate. Private, non-profit organizations that serve regional economic development interests are also eligible to receive incentives. Incentives of up to $16,000* are intended for improvements to building insulation, window replacements, weather stripping, lighting upgrades, photovoltaic (PV) systems, and solar thermal installations. Participating customers may begin project after receiving approval from the local BEEP committee and regional BEEP committee. Rebates are available after project financial documentation is reviewed and approved. View the program web site listed above to see program application and brochure with instructions.


*Note: The original maximum rebate amount was $7500, and that was raised to $16,000 in  2012.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City of Torrington
Start Date: 01/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Lighting
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
Incentive Amount: 80% of project cost for first $10,000
20% of project cost for expenses between $10,000 and $50,000
Maximum Incentive: $16,000
Eligible System Size: View program brochure for Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal System size limits
Equipment Requirements: Contact Litchfield Hills Planning Department
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed


Name: Rick Lynn
Organization: Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials
Address: 42E North Street
Goshen CT 06756
Phone: (860) 491-9884

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.