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RIDOT launches pilot program for electric-vehicle charging stations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation is providing free access to electric-vehicle chargers at two of its Park & Ride commuter lots, in...
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...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION has approved the Block Island Utility District’s energy efficiency plan. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND UTILITY DISTRICT

Block Island energy efficiency plan approved

NEW SHOREHAM – Block Island, known for hosting the nation’s first offshore wind farm, has taken another step toward becoming more energy efficient. On Tuesday,...

OER renews initiative to use brownfield sites for solar energy projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields, the office announced April 27. OER...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

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

PUC approves financial incentive for solar canopies on parking lots

WARWICK – Rhode Island will soon begin offering an extra financial incentive to commercial solar developers who build their ground-mounted canopies over parking lots. The...

R.I. utility companies to buy 50MW of power from Conn. solar...

PROVIDENCE – All three Rhode Island electric companies will share in the power generated by a Connecticut solar development under an agreement announced by...

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