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Rhode Island Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
29th (24th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
195,924 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
30 (11 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 8 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1.6 billion
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
983 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Rhode Island

  • University Solar in West Greenwich was developed by AES and came online in 2019. This 28.4 MW project produces enough electricity to power 5,552 homes.
  • Walmart, Target and Amazon have all gone solar in Rhode Island. Target's 500 kW project in Smithfield is one of the largest corporate solar projects in the state. 
  • At 21.3 MW, Gold Meadow Farms in Cranston is among the largest solar installations in Rhode Island. Completed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy in 2019, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 4,164 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Rhode Island

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Rhode Island, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Rhode Island, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Rhode Island State Solar Policy Resources

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Rhode Island

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

Rhode Island Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Rhode Island, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Panel Cost in Rhode Island - Learn about the history of solar policy in Rhode Island, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Rhode Island - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Rhode Island to see what programs you can benefit from

State Affiliate: New England Solar Energy Association

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

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

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