Going solar helps reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions associated with fossil fuels, promotes economic development in RI communities, and diversifies RI’s energy sources. It can also be a good investment for property owners.
Under the RI Renewable Energy Growth Program, National Grid pays customers a fixed, long-term rate for energy from their solar system for up to 20 years.
See whether your home might be good for solar energy, and if so, how much you might be able to earn from it.
With the SolarWise Marketplace, powered by EnergySage, you can request and review quotes from solar installers in a standardized, easy-to-compare format.
With the SolarWise Bonus, it makes even more financial sense to complete your efficiency upgrades before you go solar. National Grid may pay you up to 10% more for your solar energy production based on the energy efficiency upgrades you make.
If you haven't yet obtained a no-cost energy assessment to identify potential upgrades, you can schedule it today.
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1. The results shown in this estimate are based on an 6 kW solar PV system. To be eligible for the RI SolarWise Bonus, your solar PV system must be sized no larger than your 12-month baseline kWh usage, less your estimated kWh savings from approved energy efficiency measures.
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