Solarize Rhode Island

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The 2018 Solarize Rhode Island Program is now underway! OER welcomes Jamestown and Narragansett as the newest Solarize communities. 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. Nearly 700 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.

If you live in Jamestown and are interested in learning more about the Solarize program and upcoming events, please visit https://solarizejamestown.wee.green/. If you live in Narragansett please visit https://solarizenarragansett.wee.green/.

The sign-up periods for the Solarize Rhode Island Programs:

  • Jamestown will end on September 21, 2018
  • Narragansett will end on November 2, 2018

The Installer Request for Application for the Solarize Narragansett Program is now available.  This is specific to the Solarize Narragansett program only.  Please review in its entirety as some program components have changed from previous rounds of Solarize RI.  All applications are due to OER by 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 20th.  See section 15 of the RFA for more information related to the program timeline.  Please note that due to file size limitations, applications must be submitted in emails less than 10MB.  It is encouraged to reach out to OER in advance of your application to notify your intent to submit.

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
Barrington (2) 41 251.22
Bristol (2) 31 261.23
South Kingstown (2) 16 78.90
Round Total 698 4753.95

*The communities of Barrington, Bristol, and South Kingstown have participated in the Solarize RI program twice.

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

 

Solarize Feature on EcoRI.org