North Providence Steps Up to take National Grid’s RI Energy Challenge! PROVIDENCE, RI – National Grid today named the city of Central Falls a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” after students and city officials there successfully mobilized over 5% of the city’s households, or a total of 394 homes to register for the Challenge and change their energy use behaviors. This is the 4th community to successfully complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four! campaign. In addition to the designation as an “Energy Champion”, Central Falls is receiving a grant of $7500 from National Grid to help the community invest in further energy savings. Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa took an active role in promoting the challenge. “The success of this campaign across the state has been inspiring. We wanted Central Falls to be a leader in making Rhode Island more energy efficient. I’m proud of our community and especially all of the students, for stepping up and taking actions in the home to save energy.” At the Mayor’s request, city leaders engaged in face-to-face interaction with residents at community events beginning with the Bright Future Festival. [Read more…]
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Solarize South Carolina Launches
Award Winning Solar Program to Accelerate Spread of Solar in South Carolina
March 13, 2015 Charleston, SC: Solarize South Carolina, an innovative program designed to help South Carolinians go solar and save on electricity costs, launched today. With discounted installations provided by high-quality local solar installers, there has never been a better way to go solar. The first Solarize program in South Carolina is now available to residents of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston and James Island, and will be introduced across the state in the coming weeks.
Solarize South Carolina (www.solarizesc.org) is a community initiative designed to assist South Carolinians with the adoption of solar power. Solarize South Carolina is a partnership between SmartPower – a national non-profit, Dividend Solar – a leading national lending partner that offers $0-down loans to customers “going solar” across America, and the two leading solar installers in South Carolina: Mount Pleasant-based Alder Energy Systems and Sunstore Solar Energy Solutions of Greenville.
Solarize is an award winning and proven “group buy” residential solar program that is accelerating the growth of solar in many cities across the U.S. In a Solarize campaign, the more households that participate, the lower the costs go for solar. [Read more…]
Connecticut’s Green Bank, Yale, Duke & SmartPower Honored As “Driving Force” for Solar Energy Boston, MA – Solarize Connecticut, a cutting-edge residential solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable, has been awarded the highly coveted “Project of Distinction Award” by the Solar Energy
Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). The Award was presented at the Annual PV America Conference on Monday. Solarize Connecticut is spearheaded by Connecticut’s Green Bank and is part of the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS). The entire program is a partnership with The Green Bank, SmartPower, Yale University and Duke University. [Read more…]
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Senator Whitehouse and State Leadership Announce Launch of Tiverton and Little Compton Solarize Campaigns
January 29, 2015 (Tiverton, R.I.) — U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives from Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s office joined the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), and non-profit marketing firm SmartPower today to announce the launch of Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton, the latest communities to join the growing Solarize Rhode Island program. [Read more…]