SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Silver
Population: 27,900
Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: Bronze 2020 / Silver 2023
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The small beachside town of Branford, Connecticut has embraced solar power as a way of ensuring energy savings and meeting the town’s sustainability goals. Thanks to an exciting mix of existing and planned installations, state-based incentive programs, and careful planning, solar panels are going up at a quick pace in Branford.

This accomplishment was a team effort of the Branford Clean Energy Committee and town offices working together to encourage solar energy in Branford. Solar energy will help move Branford to a greener, more resilient, and money-saving infrastructure while contributing to Connecticut's goal of 100% renewable-sourced electricity by 2040.
- First Selectman James B. Cosgrove