Transformed unusable land into a source of clean energy
SUMMIT, N.J., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, (“Nautilus”) and ISM Solar Development, LLC (“ISM Solar”), leaders in the development of solar energy projects, yesterday celebrated the opening of a 3.43MW community solar project sited on a remediated EPA superfund site. Located in Cranston, Rhode Island, the project represents the transformation a former environmental liability into an environmental asset, providing clean energy to 509 Rhode Island households that reside in National Grid’s territory.
Nautilus Solar Energy and ISM Solar Developers hosted Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Representative Brandon Potter, Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and community leaders at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a community solar project sited on a former landfill. Over 6,000 solar panels provide clean, renewable electricity to 509 Rhode Island households. (Left to right – Eric LaMora, Nautilus Solar; Dave Peck, ISM; Eric Paul, Nautilus Solar; Greg Lucini, ISM; Mike Lucini, ISM; Governor Dan McKee; Director Terry Gray (RIDEM) (in back); Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor; Representative Brandon Potter; Former Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung, Franklin Paulino, Economic Development, City of Cranston)
Former landfill transformed into community solar project with 6,000 panels powering 509 RI households
“Today, we are celebrating the transformation of a brownfield into a clean, renewable energy source, while making the benefits of solar power available to more Rhode Islanders,” said Governor Dan McKee at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday alongside Speaker of the House Joe Shekarchi, State Representative Brandon Potter, Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, and community partners. “The state’s community solar program allows National Grid customers, who want to reduce carbon emissions but who cannot install solar panels on their own homes, to subscribe to a local solar project and receive a discount on their electric bills. This locally constructed community solar project provides environmental and economic benefits and is a win-win for the State of Rhode Island and its constituents and I congratulate ISM Solar, Watershed Geo and Nautilus Solar.”
The community solar project was developed by ISM Solar, and Nautilus serves as the owner-operator responsible for the project management, long-term asset management, and maintenance services for the projects.
“This community solar project represents the importance of partnership between industry, the State of Rhode Island, and the local community. It’s exciting to continue the great work with ISM Solar, and we are proud to be the energy partner of choice in …….