Solarize Rhode Island

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The Solarize Rhode Island Program is over. OER, through this successful program, has helped educate thousands of Rhode Islanders about the benefits of solar PV. The Solarize program sought 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.

During the five year program, 733 residents and business owners have signed contracts for small-scale solar electricity systems with the program. Thousands more have been educated about the economic and environmental benefits of solar PV, energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies.

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
Barrington (2) 41 251.22
Bristol (2) 31 261.23
South Kingstown (2) 16 78.90
Jamestown 29 223.07
Narragansett 16 108.37
Round Total 733 5053.03

*The communities of Barrington, Bristol, and South Kingstown have participated in the Solarize RI program twice.

The Solarize Rhode Island program was a partnership between OER, the Renewable Energy Fund at Commerce RI, and SmartPower. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped on the various campaigns over the past years.