Cranston, RI – Green development, LLC announced today that they had completed construction on solar farm projects in Glocester and Hopkinton. The projects, which employed hundreds of workers, have been completed, connected to the grid and are generating clean renewable energy.
The “White Oak” project in Glocester is located at 74 White Oak Lane. The farm and the land are owned by the Phillips family, and they have been growing fruits and vegetables for generations. The farm will remain in operation, as the solar project will only use approximately 6 acres of the property, which totals over 78 acres. The construction phase lasted almost one year, and the solar farm will generate 2,968,000 kWh annually, enough to meet the annual electricity needs of 442 households. Approximately 85 to 95 people worked on this project, including subcontractors, electricians and Green employees.
The “Hopkinton Main” project located at 310 Main Street in Hopkinton sits on approximately 67 acres of private land. Construction on this project lasted for one year employing over 140 employees, vendors and subcontractors. The project will produce 15,762,000 kWh annually – enough electricity to support 2346 households a year. Both projects will provide energy to Johnson and Wales University and several housing authorities and agencies across the state, including West Warwick Housing, Pawtucket Housing and ONE Neighborhood Builders. Green will also a sell a portion of the power directly to National Grid under the Renewable Energy Growth Program to help Rhode Island and National Grid meet their renewable energy goals.
“The renewable energy sector continues to produce the jobs of the future, and we are extremely grateful to be able to create so many employment opportunities for Rhode Islanders during the pandemic. We also have the added benefit of building projects that continue to benefit Rhode Island’s environment and help us move one small step closer to fossil fuel independence. Each time a project is connected to the grid – no matter how small, no matter how big – it is a step forward,” stated Mark DePasquale, founder of Green Development.
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