Providence Journal: West Warwick officials says town 'greenest in the state' after solar projects and 3 wind turbines installed

Edith Shi | Jun 10, 2016
WEST WARWICK, R.I. — With three new 1.5-megawatt wind turbines to bolster his argument, Ward 3 Councilman Edward Giroux declared Friday that his town is "the greenest municipality in the state right now."

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After solar panels are installed on the roofs of the town's ice rink and field house, the town’s public buildings — including its schools, department of public works, town hall, senior center and wastewater treatment facility — will get all their energy from renewable sources.

"We’re going to be the first town [in Rhode Island] to be able to say that — that all our power is renewable," Presley said.

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The town used four grants, two each from RI Commerce and the state’s Office of Energy Resources, totaling just under $800,000 for the solar panels. Solar energy company Nexamp will own the panels, and the town will purchase the energy at a discounted rate, Presley said.

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