RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) — A ceremonial ribbon was cut Wednesday morning in front of the array of solar panels now adorning a previously empty field just off I-95 in Richmond. They’ll now generate energy equivalent to powering a hundred homes.
“This system will probably sit here for the next 30 or 40 years and not need much in the way of maintenance,” said Palmer Moore, of Nexamp, the company that developed and installed the system.
Last November, students in the Chariho School District got the first look at the project as installation was just getting underway. Students were on site throughout planning and construction, said Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai.