Ocean State Job Lot to host largest rooftop solar portfolio in R.I.

OCEAN STATE JOB LOT has teamed up with Newport solar developer Ecogy Energy to add solar arrays at 10 Rhode Island stores, creating the state's largest rooftop solar portfolio through National Grid's Renewable Energy Growth Program. Pictured is the first set of panels on its Johnston store, where work began a few weeks ago. / COURTESY ECOGY ENERGY
NORTH KINGSTOWN – A Rhode Island retailer known for its closeout deals on brand-name products is expanding its reputation in a new direction: solar energy. Ocean State Job Lot on Wednesday announced plans to add rooftop solar panels at 10 Rhode Island stores. The 2.5-megawatt solar portfolio, when completed, will be the largest rooftop solar…

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