National Grid parking lot solar array incentive in question amid rising costs

NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has proposed ending its solar carport adder, which offers extra payment to developers who build solar canopies on parking lots rather than forest or farmland. Pictured is one such project at the Public Utilities Commission office building in Warwick. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES
PROVIDENCE - With rising costs and uncertain benefits, National Grid Rhode Island wants to pull the plug on its financial incentives for developers who build solar canopies over parking lots. The power company in its proposed 2022 Renewable Energy Growth Program called for ending its solar carport pilot program, which for the last two years…

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