RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
RIPTA HAS added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and a Warwick-based clean-energy company, according to an announcement this week. The cost-saving solar systems, added to RIPTA’s new 2019 diesel buses, are intended to extend vehicle battery life and optimize battery…

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