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Rhode Island Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q4 2019
Solar Installed (MW):
275.38
National Ranking:
27th (17th in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
51,492 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
3.13%
Solar Jobs:
1,009
Solar Companies in State:
35 (11 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 9 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$445.72 million
Prices have fallen
38% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
294 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th)
Number Of Installations:
5,693
Rhode Island

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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

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