Rhode Island commission recommends 15 sites along the highway to install solar power. An analysis suggests it’s enough for 100,000 kW – average house needs 10 kW.

“It’s a slam dunk,” Robert Rocchio, a chief engineer at RIDOT, told commission members last month. “It’s a way of extracting value from land that otherwise has no utility.”

State and federal road groups will setup standard construction requirements, after which contractor bids will be requested.


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