Rhode Island

US researchers get the lead out of perovskites

Scientists led by Brown University have developed perovskite solar cells, which replace the toxic lead common to many of these material structures with titanium. The researchers say that with further optimization, the material could eventually be ideal for use as a tandem cell layer.

Rhode Island to issue 400 MW renewable energy solicitation

The procurement will put the state closer to Governor Raimondo’s goal to reach 1 GW of renewable energy by the end of 2020.

Rhode Island moves forward with Power Sector Transformation

The phase one report on the grid modernization initiative in the Ocean State looks a lot like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process.

Solar and energy storage in New England: It’s complicated

Greentech Media’s Solar and Storage Symposium looked at the big picture in terms of policies and markets, in a region where complexity reigns.


Solar installation quality can be illusive

Cadmus Group is working to standardize PV installation inspections and is building a database of common installation errors.

AEE, NECEC applaud Rhode Island grid modernization initiative

The two organizations are pushing for the role of utilities to be more of an impartial integrator and market enabler for third-party solutions, as the state plans the integration of more renewables.

Smaller, leaner Vivint moves to direct sales (with chart)

Like other large third-party solar companies Vivint is increasingly moving away from the leasing model to direct sales.

Corporations covet clean-energy choices

A new report by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) indicates businesses want to settle in states with good clean-energy infrastructures.

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Third-party solar moves forward with changes to Rhode Island’s net metering rules

National Grid has filed to change the net metering rules in line with an earlier legislation, making net metering in the state even better than before.

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