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Developers push back on proposed cuts to National Grid renewable energy...

PROVIDENCE – A proposed price cut to what National Grid Rhode Island will pay for energy produced by commercial solar projects has drawn ire...

Warwick business park owner plans 4MW parking lot solar array

WARWICK – The owner of a large industrial business park near T.F. Green Airport is moving forward with plans to build a sprawling, solar...
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

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

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...

Two R.I. parking lot solar arrays approved in National Grid’s first-round...

WARWICK – Two solar developers with plans to build ground-mounted canopies over parking lots will be the first to benefit from a new state...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
GETTING HEATED: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich, one of several the company has built across the state. The renewable energy developer has faced opposition from towns and environmentalists due to clear-cutting of forests required for its projects. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Solar flare-up: Solar farms facing backlash across Ocean State

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

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