About the Rhode Island Community Solar Marketplace
In 2017, policies were issued with a goal of 1,000MW of clean energy by 2020. As of May 31, 2021, the state has counted approximately 1,003 MW of clean energy generation capacity. With the addition of the 400 MW Revolution Wind project, approximately 85 percent of Rhode Island's current clean energy portfolio is comprised of in-state renewables or projects scheduled for adjacent federal waters. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has worked to ensure not only that this goal is met, but that solar is an option for all Rhode Islanders. This requires new approaches to solar, including community solar opportunities, for customers that do not have a traditional “good site” for solar, tenants of multifamily buildings, condo owners, and low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Made possible by US Department of Energy funding through a SES grant from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), OER has developed the Community Solar Marketplace to realize greater access to community solar in Rhode Island.
This online community solar marketplace, hosted by OER, links potential community solar customers with existing community solar projects actively seeking subscribers and provides resources for Rhode Islanders to learn more about community solar. Please explore our website and sign up for our e-mailing list to receive updates and information about community solar in Rhode Island.