Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has announced a goal of increasing the state’s clean energy capacity by 10 times by the end of 2020. That’s a very impressive and ambitious goal, and we commend her for the commitment to the environment and to the economic growth that comes with a flourishing renewable energy industry.

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Happy NE Clean Energy customer in Cumberland, Rhode Island

The Governor’s office said Rhode Island had approximately 100 megawatts of clean energy in 2016. Ten times that gets you to 1,000 megawatts. Hence the “1,000 by ’20” tag the state is using. To point out the obvious, 2020 is not far away, so this is a real and immediate opportunity for the state.

On our end, as a New England solar company that’s been a proponent of clean energy for 10 years now, we’re thrilled to see another state government recognizing the immense benefits of renewable energy and taking progressive steps to bring those benefits to its citizens.


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