TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar introduced plans for 2 Rhode Island community solar power vegetation, representing 19.1 MWac of community solar capability. The 6.68-MW Hopkins Hill project in West Greenwich is totally developed and anticipated to be operational in Q1 2020 and the 12.42-MW King project in North Smithfield is predicted to be operational by the top of 2020.
These initiatives have been totally developed by TurningPoint Energy as half of the State of Rhode Island’s Community Net Metering Solar Pilot Program, created in 2016, which is targeted on offering renewable energy advantages and decreasing prices for its residential prospects.
Nautilus Solar will likely be chargeable for the project administration, long-term asset administration and upkeep companies for the initiatives.
“Community solar is a great option for people who do not have access to solar power, such as those who may not have a suitable roof for panels, renters, or low-to-moderate income earners,” stated State Energy Commissioner, Carol Grant. “Through community programs like these, now most Rhode Islanders have access to clean power at rates that are often lower than what they are paying now.”
The builders will plant pollinator-friendly floor cowl to create habitat for bees, birds, small mammals and different wildlife on the web site, and the solar initiatives will create greater than 200 jobs.
DEPCOM Power, the EPC employed to construct the initiatives, plans to begin full development of the Hopkins Hill project in the summertime of 2019 and civil development for the King initiatives is anticipated to begin in Summer 2019, as effectively.
“These projects demonstrate collective community solar pioneering and leadership by the State of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), the towns of West Greenwich and North Smithfield, and TurningPoint Energy,” stated Jared Schoch, president of TurningPoint Energy. “These well-planned, well-sited and well-developed solar projects are now open for subscribers and will soon be completed successfully as part of Rhode Island’s pilot program for community solar.”
The King Project abuts the Landfill Resource and Recovery Superfund web site that’s at the moment present process a long-term remedial response from the Environmental Protection Agency. TurningPoint Energy, Nautilus Solar and DEPCOM Power have coordinated carefully with RIDEM and EPA representatives to make sure that the project design has thought of any potential future remediation which can be required.
The Hopkins Hill Project is situated in a rural space inside West Greenwich. It will promote power to residents in West Greenwich in addition to different residents within the state. The project additionally incorporates a quantity of environmental advantages together with sponsorship of two the University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch water high quality monitoring websites for the length of the project, alongside the tributaries to Fisherville Brook. The web site will likely be swept for turtles previous to development and will embrace wildlife-friendly fencing.
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