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Renewable Energy Fund (REF)

The Commerce RI Renewable Energy Fund (REF) is dedicated to increasing the role of renewable energy throughout the state. The REF provides grants and loans for renewable energy projects with the potential to make electricity in a cleaner, more sustainable manner, while stimulating job growth in the green technology and energy sectors of Rhode Island's economy. Using funds from the 'system benefit charge' on electric bills and Alternative Compliance Payments, Commerce RI will fund renewable energy projects in small-scale solar, feasibility studies and commercial development.

REF Overview

Application Materials

For more information, questions or to provide application notification, contact the Renewable Energy Fund at REF@commerceri.com.

Solarize Rhode Island

Solarize Rhode Island (Solarize RI) is a program designed to encourage the adoption of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings to homeowners and businesses as more people go solar.

Renewable Energy Professional Certificates

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources continuously updates this list of renewable energy professional certificates that have been issued to date. If you are looking for a renewable energy installer, we encourage you to consult this list.