Solarize Rhode Island has partnered with RGS Energy to provide homeowners and businesses in Cranston with the chance to sign up for a community-wide solar discount program. The Solarize Rhode Island increases residential and commercial access to solar through a buy-in program that uses flexible financing, tiered pricing and volume discounts to reduce the cost of solar.
“Solarize Rhode Island is an exciting program that has educated thousands of Rhode Island residents and facilitated almost 500 residents and business owners to make the decision to go solar,” said Shauna Beland, the Solarize Rhode Island Program Manager. “OER looks forward to working in Cranston with RGS Energy on continuing to provide solar education to Cranston residents.”
Solarize Rhode Island, with the assistance of SmartPower, will reach out to the residents of Cranston, RI, between June 7 and September 8. Its goal is to educate the community about the potential savings and environmental benefits of going solar. Funded by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Renewable Energy Fund, Solarize Cranston selected RGS Energy to provide and install solar systems at a set bulk rate. The more residents that sign up for the program, the greater the discount offered to participants for their solar systems.
“We are honored to be chosen as the preferred installer on another Solarize Rhode Island campaign. For nearly four decades, we have been helping homeowners and businesses reduce their electricity costs with sustainable, renewable solar power. In fact, this solarize program marks the 41st time in our history we have been awarded a community solarize campaign. We believe that this may have the potential to be our most successful Solarize Rhode Island program to date,” said RGS Energy Vice President of Sales Seth Wiggins.
In its four-year history, the Solarize Rhode Island has signed 479 contracts with homeowners and businesses to install 3.4 megawatts of small-scale solar systems throughout the state. The Solarize model has also proven successful in Massachusetts. Through Solarize Mass, 58 towns and cities have developed more than 3,400 rooftop solar installations totaling 20.6 megawatts of solar since 2011.Tweet