The Connecticut Green Bank and EnergySage Announce First State-Sponsored Solar Marketplace in the Country

GoSolarCT offers Connecticut residents a comprehensive solar learning and shopping solution for help making better-informed solar decisions

Press Release

Rocky Hill, CT & Boston, MA – August 15, 2016

As the exclusive online partner to the Connecticut Green Bank, EnergySage and its full set of resources are now available to Connecticut residents in search of comprehensive solar information via The newly launched site allows homeowners to research and comparison-shop for solar online, while helping local solar installers grow their business.

The entire EnergySage offering has been seamlessly integrated and private-labeled by the Connecticut Green Bank. This includes the Solar Calculator for quickly estimating solar savings, the Research Contractors tool for evaluating local solar installers, and access to the Solar Marketplace where consumers can easily compare multiple, competitive quotes from vetted installers. These resources, along with robust educational content from EnergySage, will help Connecticut residents explore their solar options with greater confidence and lead to more informed solar decisions.

“GoSolarCT is a very user-friendly one-stop shop of information on solar equipment, financing, and solar contractors,” said Kerry O’Neill, managing director, Connecticut Green Bank. “The entire solar lifecycle is outlined in an easy-to-understand format to help make going solar as simple and affordable as possible. EnergySage is helping Connecticut become a more solar savvy state – further accelerating the Green Bank’s commitment to advancing renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency projects throughout Connecticut.”

Regardless of which stage a consumer is at in his or her solar journey, GoSolarCT provides a complete set of tools for going solar the smart way. When the consumer is ready to begin comparing solar offers, the EnergySage Solar Marketplace removes all of the guesswork by standardizing how quotes are presented and placing them into an unbiased, free, apples-to-apples framework. Consumers can then easily evaluate all of their options as submitted by multiple, pre-screened installers. Both EnergySage and the Connecticut Green Bank screen contractors listed on GoSolarCT.

“It can’t be overstated how important initiatives like GoSolarCT are to making clean energy more affordable and accessible to consumers,” said Vikram Aggarwal, founder and CEO of EnergySage. “Our partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank makes it easier for installers to reach in-market solar consumers and empowers Connecticut residents to make decisions based on what’s best for them and their family.”

By purchasing a solar energy system through the Solar Marketplace, consumers can expect to save up to 20 percent or more on the total cost of their purchase, as compared to getting a quote directly from an individual installer. Organizations interested in offering a similar solution to its community should contact John Gingrich at for more information. EnergySage offers a host of customized solar education and shopping solutions to a range of organizations that meet specifics needs and business goals.

About Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank (formerly the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority) was established by the Connecticut General Assembly on July 1, 2011 as a part of Public Act 11-80. As the nation’s first full-scale green bank, it is leading the clean energy finance movement by leveraging public and private funds to scale-up renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency projects across Connecticut. The Green Bank’s success in accelerating private investment in clean energy is helping Connecticut create jobs, increase economic prosperity, promote energy security and address climate change. For more information about the Connecticut Green Bank, please visit

About EnergySage, Inc.

EnergySage provides the first comprehensive online marketplace for consumers and businesses interested in converting to solar energy. By enabling people to comparison shop for “apples-to-apples” competitive quotes from pre-screened installers and financiers, the EnergySage Marketplace typically delivers cost-savings of up to 20 percent when compared to going directly to installers. EnergySage also simplifies today’s complex solar industry by providing tools and unbiased information that enable people to fully understand their product and financing options as well as their return-on-investment scenarios. Many leading organizations have forged partnerships with EnergySage to promote the adoption of solar energy, including Connecticut Green Bank, Staples, Walgreens and the World Wildlife Fund. For more information, please visit: