50 MW of new solar capacity coming soon to Rhode Island

EPC says there is continued large-scale project growth in the Northeast

Today, CS Energy announced that it is providing full turnkey EPC services for the largest portfolio of distributed generation solar projects to date in Rhode Island. When completed, this 50-MW portfolio will push CS Energy’s total to over 100 MW of clean power projects in the state over the last 5 years. The latest portfolio will generate lower-cost solar energy for a local university and contribute to the state’s target of 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030.

Helping the state, utility, and municipality to meet their sustainability goals, these solar power generation projects in Rhode Island diversify the utility’s energy sourcing options and support the local communities through lease tax incomes and an environmentally-friendly operation. The latest portfolio project located near Kingstown, Rhode Island converted an inactive, unproductive gravel site into an environmentally-sustainable clean power generation plant.

“We commend the state of Rhode Island for their visionary leadership in establishing the state mandate for low-carbon, renewable energy. We’re looking forward to balancing the design and build of these clean energy power plants to maximize the benefits for the communities they will serve,” said D. Scott Bianchi, Executive Vice President of CS Energy.

In 2020, CS Energy completed large-scale solar projects in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia and is currently constructing over 500 MW of large-scale solar and energy storage projects in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, and Ohio.

Source: Renewable Energy