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Rhode Island considering solar for all new construction and parking lots

The Solar Neighborhoods Act aims to mandate solar power systems covering at least 80% of the site’s electricity usage, or at least 50% of a parking lot area, while also proposing EV charging infrastructure requirements.

CleanCapital acquires 26.2 MW, 10-project solar portfolio

The Rhode Island projects range from 250 kW to 5.4 MW and include rehabilitated brownfield sites, landfills, and serve organizations like the YMCA and low-income housing authorities.

Rapidly growing U.S. microgrid market achieves 10 GW in 2022

Driven by a rising demand for uninterrupted services, corporate ESG goals, and military resilience plans, Wood Mackenzie estimates the U.S. microgrid market has seen a 47% increase in solar and storage capacity in 2022 compared to 2017 levels.

Standard Solar acquires 6.2 MW Rhode Island community solar portfolio from Trina Solar

The power generated by the two ground-mount projects will be subscribed through the state’s virtual net metering program.

Sunrise brief: How Mosaic is able to accelerate growth in uncertain times

Also on the rise: Toledo Solar talks made-in-USA solar for stable supply chains, lower emissions, fair labor. What’s the value of curtailing renewables? And more.

Rhode Island limits solar power property taxes

The state legislature amended their local tax laws to lock in the assessed value of land on which renewable energy projects are built.


Sunrise brief: More than half of all US generation was emissions-free for 10% of this year

Also on the rise: Thousands of Californians rally before utility commission to preserve rooftop solar. Rhode Island aims to be the first state to reach 100% renewable electricity. Redflow announces integration with US inverter company.

Rhode Island aims to be the first state to reach 100% renewable electricity

The Senate of the nation’s smallest state has voted to require that 100% of the state’s electricity must come from renewable sources by the end of 2033.

Sunrise brief: Solar jobs–80,000 trained in the last three decades, and that should double in next three years

Also on the rise: Low-income rooftop solar loans in New England. Bifacial solar modules shine in the snow. No cost solar-plus-storage for residents and businesses in Washington D.C. area. And more.

Low-income rooftop solar loan program launched in New England

Massachusetts and Rhode Island low-income families that do not qualify for traditional loans will have an option made available through a partnership by the Capital Good Fund and installers Cotuit Solar and Got Sun Go Solar.


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