November 13 (Renewables Now) - TurningPoint Energy and Nautilus Solar Energy LLC on Wednesday broke ground on a 12.44-MW community solar project in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
The so-called King project was developed by TurningPoint Energy and is owned by Nautilus, while DEPCOM Power is in charge of its construction.
The scheme calls for the installation of two solar arrays near the Landfill Resource and Recovery Superfund site as part of Rhode Island’s Community Net Metering Solar Pilot Programme. TurningPoint and Nautilus are also working together on the Hopkins Hill project as part of the same programme. The pair expect all of these solar parks to be completed next year.
The King project will be the largest community solar project in the state upon completion, when it will be available to more than 3,000 local homes.