Information on solar energy in Rhode Island: current market, programs, incentives, and resources to learn more.

Learn about Solar

Do you have questions about the use of solar energy in Rhode Island? Want to learn about the benefits, impacts, and facts? Click here to view our answers to some common questions about solar energy.

Solar Guidance Information & Model Ordinance Development

The Office of Energy Resources (OER) and Division of Statewide Planning (Planning) will be developing a Solar Guidance Information & Model Ordinance this summer/fall for municipalities to have access to. The public is welcome to attend any meetings scheduled and provide public comments. For more information, click here.

Renewable Energy Professional

Solar installer contractors must hold a Renewable Energy Professional (REP) license to perform certain types of work on a solar job site in Rhode Island. Click here for information on the Renewable Energy Professional license and current licensed REPs in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Solar Permit

The solar permit provides a predictable and universal process for obtaining a single permit that encompasses both building and electrical permits for solar photovoltaic systems with municipalities. To learn more or to fill out an application, click here.

Programs & Incentives

Want to learn if solar power is right for your home or business? Solar is an eligible technology under the Rhode Island programs listed below. Click here for more information on Rhode Island’s energy programs and incentives.