In the first six weeks of the Solarize Wilton campaign, 158 Wilton homeowners have expressed interest in finding out if their home is a good candidate for solar energy. Sixteen have signed contracts for a combined amount of 171 kW of solar energy. That will offset the equivalent of 130 tons of CO2 per year — the equivalent of eliminating 303 barrels of oil per year or taking 26 cars off the road per year, according to a press release from the Wilton Energy Commission.
One Wilton resident, who had solar panels installed on her home before the Solarize Wilton program was introduced, said she has saved approximately $1,440 in energy costs in the first year. Another homeowner, who has been using solar energy since 2011, said her panels have generated 14,956kW.