The Fall 2017 round of Solarize Rhode Island is now underway! 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 fourth year, Solarize Rhode Island, a partnership between the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), Commerce RI. More than 490 residents and business owners have signed contracts for small-scale solar electricity systems with the program. Hundreds more have been educated about the economic and environmental benefits of solar electricity, energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies.
Congratulations for the communities of Cranston and Charlestown that have been selected as the new Spring 2017 Solarize Rhode Island municipalities!
|2017 Solarize Rhode Island Schedule||Timeline|
|Customer Sign-Up Period Ends||Friday, October 6, 2017|
Has your community considered participating in Solarize Rhode Island program or have constituents reached out to you to participate? OER is looking for interested communities for the Fall Round of Solarize Rhode Island. OER is excited to offer the fourth installment of this opportunity to have new and past communities apply for the Solarize RI program! Below you will find the application materials. Key components of the application for 2017 include identification of a core team volunteer, known as a "solar ambassador" or group of volunteers for help with the grassroots component of the program.
If you are interested or if you have questions about participating in the Fall 2017 round of Solarize Rhode Island, please contact Shauna Beland via email at Shauna.Beland@energy.ri.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Installer Request for Application is now available. Please make sure the read all of the instructions included in the RFA. Questions related to this RFA are due by October 2, 2017. If any questions are received, the answers will be posted on the OER Solarize RI website by October 4th. Responses to this RFA are due by October 13th by 4pm to the Office of Energy Resources to the email@example.com email address. Responses should include "Solarize 'Selected Community' RFA" in the subject line. Applications must have a timestamp of 4pm in order to be considered so please submit applications well in advance of the deadline.
*Municipalities that have participated in previous rounds of Solarize RI are invited to participate again.
|2017 Solarize Rhode Island Schedule||Tentative Timeline|
|RFA for Communities: Released||8/24/2017|
|OER to post Community RFA FAQ||9/5/2017|
|RFP for Solar Installers: Released||9/13/2017|
|RFA for Communities: Due||9/25/2017|
|Interviews with Communities that submitted proposals||9/27/2017 (anticipated)|
|Announce Selected Communities||9/29/2017 (anticipated)|
|RFP for Solar Installers: Due||10/13/2017|
|Community RFA scores: Due||10/23/2107|
|Community-Installer Interview Day||10/24/2017|
|Announce Selected Solar PV Installers||10/25/2017|
|Customer Sign-Up Period Begins||10/25/2017|
|Customer Sign-Up Period Ends||3/3/2018|
|Deadline for Installations||1 year after project approval|
|Municipality||Total Contracts||Contracted Capacity (KW)|
To learn more about lessons learned and experiences from the Solarize North Smithfield program in 2014, please click here.