WPRI 12: Solar project to benefit town and student learning

Edith Shi | Dec 08, 2014
RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) — Students in the Chariho School District are getting a unique learning opportunity, while the town of Richmond is taking unique steps to save money.


Several students from the Chariho Career and Technical Center, along with representatives of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, were part of a tour Thursday morning of a new solar panel installation on Stilson Road, on town land near I-95 that hadn’t been in use.


According to the solar panel installer, Nexamp, which has offices in Boston and Providence, the solar panel array that’s being built is expected to generate $3,750 of tax revenue for the town every year, and 500 kw of solar energy — enough to power 100 homes.


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