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Renewable Energy Fund

REF Programs:

Commercial Scale Projects | Small Scale Projects | Pre-Development Feasibility Studies


About REF

The Commerce Corporation Renewable Energy Fund (REF) is dedicated to increasing the role of renewable energy throughout the state. The REF hopes to develop an integrated organizational structure for RI and its citizens to reap the full benefits of the cost-effective renewable energy development from diverse sources.

REF provides grants and loans for renewable energy projects with the potential to make electricity in a cleaner, more sustainable manner, while stimulating job growth in the green technology and energy sectors of Rhode Island’s economy. Using funds from the “system benefit charge” on electric bills and Alternative Compliance Payments, the Commerce Corporation funds renewable energy projects in small-scale solar, commercial development, pre-development feasibility studies, and early stage commercialization.

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applicant process

Also, check out these links for further information:

Rules & Regulations | Proposed Rules & Regulations | Minimum Technical Requirements

RI OER Renewable Energy Professional Certificates | Solarize RI

CY2015 Financial and Performance ReportCY2014 Financial and Performance Report

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