Commercial-Scale Renewable-Energy Grants (Rhode Island)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Rhode Island

Name Commercial-Scale Renewable-Energy Grants (Rhode Island)
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Institutional, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Nonprofit
Eligible Technologies Biodiesel, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Small Wind, Solar Thermal Electric
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 20% of project funding







Start Date 2013-01-01
Expiration Date 2013-12-31

Funding Source Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund (RIREF); Alternative Compliance Payments (ACPs)




Maximum Incentive $75,000




Program Budget $1 million in 2013





Program Administrator Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Website http://www.riedc.com/files/RI-REF-Rules-and-Regulations-2013.pdf

Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-10
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2013-01-10


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


Summary

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) provides incentives for renewable-energy projects. Incentive programs are funded by the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund (RIREF) and alternative compliance payments (ACPs) from the state’s renewable portfolios standard (RPS). Currently, the RIEDC provides grants for small-scale solar projects and direct funding for commercial-scale renewable-energy projects.

Grants are available for electricity-generating renewable-energy systems greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) but not greater than 50 kW. Grants will provide 20% of project funding, with a maximum award of $75,000 per individual project. Systems may be installed on businesses, institutions, non-profits, municipality property and affordable housing projects. The deadlines to submit complete applications are March 15, 2013; May 31, 2013; and August 30, 2013.

The following requirements apply to solar-electric projects:

  • A shade-analysis demonstrating no more than 20% predicted shading during the hours of one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset.
  • A layout drawing of project.
  • A one-line electrical drawing.
  • An interconnection application submitted to National Grid.
  • Project payback using assumptions stated in the program guidelines
  • Manufacturer’s specifications for panels and inverter to be installed.
  • A photo of the project location taken from the south looking northward toward the building or site.
  • An aerial image of the site from Microsoft Virtual Earth, Google Earth, or similar source with the building or site clearly identified.

Separate requirements apply to wind-energy projects. Funding is also available to support early-stage commercialization and pre-development feasibility studies for renewable-energy projects. See the program rules and regulations for more information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Hannah Morini
Department Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Address 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101

Place Providence, Rhode Island
Zip/Postal Code 02908
Phone (401) 278-9100 Ext.135

Fax (401) 273-8270
Email hmorini@riedc.com
Website https://www.riedc.com
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: RIGL §42-64-13.2




















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Commercial % Max 20%
PV Non-profit % Max 20%
PV Residential Min KW 10
PV Commercial Min KW 10
PV Residential Max KW 50
PV Commercial Max KW 50
PV Residential Max $ $75,000
PV Commercial Max $ $75,000



































  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"