New local Solarize Rhode Island program moves forward with RGS Energy

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RGS Energy, a residential and small-business commercial solar company since 1978, has been selected by Solarize Cranston, through a state-run program, Solarize Rhode Island, to bring solar electricity to home and business owners in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Solarize Rhode Island is a community supported discount buying program that uses tiered pricing, town supported education and outreach, competitively selected installers and access to flexible financing to dramatically reduce the cost of solar. The more residents sign up for the program, the more the cost comes down. The township of Cranston is the third largest city in the state, consisting of approximately 31,000 homeowners.

The following organizations will work together to provide marketing support for the campaign: RGS Energy, the Solarize Rhode Island Program Administrators, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Re-sources (OER), the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Renewable Energy Fund, and SmartPower, a non-profit marketing firm dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency. The campaign began June 7 and will run through September 8.

Solarize programs a boon to solar installers, local communities

“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.”

Karen Stewart, community outreach manager of SmartPower, noted: “Once again we are joining forces with RGS Energy to help increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity to another Rhode Island community. In Rhode Island, RGS Energy has completed hundreds of solar installations, several of which are in Cranston. They can provide the type of efficiency and capacity that Cranston needs and this makes them an excellent fit for the Spring 2017 Solarize Cranston cam-paign. In addition, their marketing support and experience were key factors in the selection of RGS Energy as the preferred installer.”

— Solar Builder magazine

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