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Ameresco’s Solar Sites to Generate Nearly 11 MW of Clean Power for Rhode Island

Ameresco, Inc. | March 23, 2021

Ameresco, Inc. announced that they attained the commercial operation at its solar energy site in Tiverton; Rhode Island completed the construction in Cumberland, Rhode Island, its second site. Ameresco is a prominent clean technology integrator that specializes in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Ameresco’s Tiverton’s solar energy site, installed in a previous cornfield, contains more than 12,000 modules with an electricity generation capacity of 4.95 MW. By implementing these solutions, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is set to save approximately $380, 000 in the first year itself. There are over 14,000 modules with an electricity generation capability of 5.71 MW at the solar site in Cumberland. It has accumulated an annual cost savings of approximately $410,000 in its first year.

RIAC is the designated off-taker of the clean energy generated from both the Tiverton and Cumberland solar sites, according to a long-term agreement between RIAC and Ameresco. RIAC has a history of supporting a variety of environmental programs that are meant to curtail the adverse effects of airport operations.

Solar sites at Cumberland and Tiverton have augmented their dedication to implementing reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious solutions. Throughout the years, Cumberland has installed energy-efficient equipment in public buildings whereas Tiverton has launched local conservation and recycling commissions to raise awareness among the community members.

Cumberland’s commercial operations as expected to be completed in April 2021.

About Ameresco, Inc.
Ameresco Inc. was founded in 2000. It is a key cleantech integrator and renewable asset developer, owner, and operator. Their works include energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. Their clientele ranges from North America to the United Kingdom.

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