Incentive aims to slow solar-panel sprawl on R.I. farmlands, forests

An extra 6 cents doesn’t seem like much of a financial incentive, but state officials and environmental groups are hoping it’s enough to lure solar developers to a new type of project: solar canopies built over parking lots. The R.I. Office of Energy Resources and its Distributed Generation Board is recommending adding a 6-cent-per-kilowatt-hour incentive…

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