Established in 2016, the Rhode Island Community Renewables Program is a fund that offers grants on a first-come, first-serve basis for community solar developers who pass on benefits to subscribers through a bill credit.
In 2018, Rhode Island revised its net metering tariff to include aggregated and remote net metering and expanded community solar to include hospitals, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.
Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our National Community Solar Programs Tracker.
Check back soon for more detail about the Rhode Island community solar program.
For more on solar in Rhode Island, check out these ILSR resources:
- Voices of 100%: A Long Island Town’s Ambitious Plan to Protect its Coast and Procure Clean Energy — Episode 97 of Local Energy Rules Podcast (2020)
- Rhode Island Standard Contracts Program Grows Distributed Generation (2015)
Learn more about community solar in one of these ILSR reports:
|Designing Community Solar Programs that Promote Racial and Economic Equity|
|Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: the Status and Benefits of Community Solar|
|Beyond Sharing — How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power|
For podcasts, videos, and more, see ILSR’s community renewable energy archive.
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