EERE Success Story—Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Industry Grows by 72% since 2014

| February 19, 2019

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The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, is Rhode Island’s leading state agency on energy policy and programs. The mission of the Office of Energy Resources is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future. The Office of Energy Resources works closely with private and public stakeholders to increase the reliability and security of the energy supply, reduce energy costs, and mitigate price volatility.

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Array Technologies, Inc. is the global leader in solar tracking, with 9+ GW operational capacity and nearly three decades of experience. We’re the solar industry’s partner-of-choice for robust, reliable, and innovative tracking solutions guaranteed to deliver the lowest cost of ownership. Through a continuous focus on engineered simplicity, Array’s tracker solutions optimize for efficient installation and high reliability. The company is headquartered in New Mexico and ships tracking solutions to solar projects worldwide.

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