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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, and SmartPower. Over 600 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 PV, energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies.

Fall 2017 Solarize Rhode Island

Congratulations to Barrington, Bristol, and South Kingstown!  These communities that have been selected for a second time to participate in the Solarize Rhode Island Program.  The Fall 2017 Solarize Rhode Island program launched in October.  If you live in one of the municipalities and want to learn more about the program sign up at!  Hurry because the program ends in March of 2018!

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 3/3/2018


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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