Report: R.I. could power 1.5M homes with solar arrays on developed land

A NEW REPORT FOUND that Rhode Island could generate up to 7,340 megawatts of renewable energy from solar projects on parking lots, brownfields and other already-developed land. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES
A NEW REPORT FOUND that Rhode Island could generate up to 7,340 megawatts of renewable energy from solar projects on parking lots, brownfields and other already-developed land. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES
PROVIDENCE – As the state forges ahead with ambitious renewable-energy goals, solar arrays on already-developed land such as brownfields and parking lots could play a key role. A new, 83-page report published Wednesday from Cambridge, Mass.-based Synapse Energy Economics Inc. found that Rhode Island could add between 3,390 and 7,340 megawatts of energy from these…

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