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The 2018 Solarize Rhode Island Program is now underway! OER welcomes Jamestown as the newest Solarize community. Solarize Rhode Island seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts.

Now in its fifth year, Solarize Rhode Island, a partnership between the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), Commerce RI, and SmartPower. Over 650 residents and business owners have signed contracts for small-scale solar electricity systems with the program. Thousands more have been educated about the economic and environmental benefits of solar PV, energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies.

The Solarize Jamestown Program Installer Request for Application is now available. This is specific to the Solarize Jamestown program only. Please review in its entirety as some program component have changed from previous sounds of Solarize RI. All applications are due to OER by 4:00pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018. See section 15 of the RFA for more information related to the program timeline.

Solarize Jamestown Installer Request for Application
Attachment A - Authorized Installer’s Signature and Acceptance Form
Attachment B - Solarize Jamestown Program Pricing Proposal
Attachment C - Solarize Jamestown Press Release
Questions and Answers for Solarize Jamestown RFA

If you live in Jamestown and are interested in learning more about the Solarize program and upcoming events, please visit The sign-up period for Jamestown will end on September 21, 2018.

Fall 2017 Solarize Rhode Island

Do you live in Barrington, Bristol, and South Kingstown? The sign-up period for the Solarize program in these communities ends soon! The program ends on April 28th so act now! To learn more about the program and sign up visit!

Fall 2017 Solarize Rhode Island Timeline

2017 Solarize Rhode Island Schedule Tentative Timeline
Customer Sign-Up Period Begins 10/26/2017
Customer Sign-Up Period Ends 4/28/2018


Past Program Metrics

Municipality Total Contracts Contracted Capacity (KW)
North Smithfield 84 623.7
Tiverton 28 183.66
Little Compton 27 204.34
Foster 9 58.96
Barrington 30 200.82
South Kingstown 52 354.98
Middletown 41 264.11
Portsmouth 69 528.34
Newport 49 331.52
Providence 32 191.6
Warren 39 287.13
Bristol 19 142.06
Charlestown 54 309.44
Cranston 67 449.58
Round Total 605 4162.6

To learn more about lessons learned and experiences from the Solarize North Smithfield program in 2014, please click here.


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