Serving Litchfield County since 2009

Litchfield Hills Solar

(860) 868 6047‚Äč

West Cornwall, CT 06796

After working together for years as sub-contractors for other solar companies including SolarWrights, SolarWorks, and Alteris, James LaPorta and Ray Furse formed Litchfield Hills Solar in 2009.

James LaPorta is the owner, system designer, and production manager of LHS, and oversees the entire installation process.  He has an Electrical Engineering degree, is NABCEP trained, and has a CT-PV1 license.  James and Sarah live in Sharon, CT.

Ray Furse manages ZREC and USDA projects and serves as a consultant for LHS.  He has trained with SunPower, Shuco and Veissmann, and regularly presents workshops on the costs and benefits of Solar PV.  He established the Warren Clean Energy Task Force, and serves on the board of directors of Solar Connecticut and the NW Conservation District.  Ray and Maryellen live in Warren, CT.

Chris Harrington & Dennis Chocholka of South 7 Electric in Kent, Connecticut are the chief electricians for Litchfield Hills Solar.  They have installed over 200 PV systems with LHS.

Sarah Getz handles sales, and coordinates the paperwork flow for residential LHS projects including permitting, CT Green Bank, and Eversource interconnect applications.


Ronnie Lizana of Chimney Rock Construction assists with installations for LHS, and has worked with Ray and James on over 150 PV systems.  Ronnie lives in Cornwall, CT.