Echo Valley Apartments

Echo Valley Community Solar Fairstead

West WarwickRI


  • State Rhode Island
  • Utility type Investor-owned utility (IOU)
  • Regulatory Structure Regulated
  • Community Solar Bill Credit Value Retail Rate
  • Community Solar Enabling Legislation Yes
  • Value of State Level RECs & Subsidies Moderate = 10% to 25% of value stack
  • Eligible for Tax Benefits Yes
  • Installation type Roof
  • Year energized 2020
  • Project capacity 320 KW AC
  • LMI Share of Capacity 100%
  • LMI Requirement Income eligible only
  • Energy Rate Average $0.22
  • LMI Customer Savings 12%
  • Minimum LMI Savings Mandated No
  • Potential # LMI Subscribers 100

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