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.
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.
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.
The power generated by the two ground-mount projects will be subscribed through the state’s virtual net metering program.
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The state legislature amended their local tax laws to lock in the assessed value of land on which renewable energy projects are built.
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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.
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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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