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Rhode Island Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
42nd (43rd in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
32 (7 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 8 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$46.54 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
185 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th)


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Notable Solar Installations in Rhode Island

  • Forbes Street Solar Project was completed in 2014. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 3.7 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 641 Rhode Island homes.5
  • At 2.1 MW, West Greenwich Solar Project is among the largest solar installations in Rhode Island. Completed in 2013, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 370 homes.6

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Solar Companies in Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Solar Policy Resources

Public Utility Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Pennsylvania public utilities

State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Rhode Island

State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE incentives database - Rhode Island - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Pennsylvania and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Rhode Island State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Rhode Island – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Rhode Island, based on real price data from solar quotes.

State Affiliate: New England Solar Energy Association


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:


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