POWERING RHODE ISLAND’S FUTURE
Since 2009 Green Development (formerly “Wind Energy Development, LLC”) has developed renewable energy solutions across our state. We work with Rhode Island communities, public entities, landowners, and farmers to plan and construct wind turbines and solar power systems that deliver reliable and inexpensive power.
WE DIRECTLY IMPACT
Increasing Energy Security
Rhode Island currently imports the majority of its energy resources. Over 95% of those resources come from natural gas produced out of state. Further, the cost of these antiquated resources increases in times of short supply. Green Development has committed itself to helping Rhode Island produce its own power from renewable sources to establish a reliable and environment-friendly energy supply.
Lowering Carbon Emissions
The renewable energy solutions provided by Green Development have a significant benefit to our environment. Our solar and wind projects produce no carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that is proven to cause atmospheric warming. This offsets the CO2 produced by the natural gas plants in other state that today provide 95% of the Ocean State’s electricity. The 50 MW of solar and wind in operation as of year-end 2018 will offset over 400,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, offsetting the CO2 generation of 85,000 vehicles or 43,000 homes annually!
Preserving Farmland in RI
By constructing renewable energy projects on local farmers’ and large landowners’ property, they receive lease revenue which helps ensure they will be able to operate on their land for many years to come. We lease a portion of the property to install the renewable energy energy project, providing income and financial flexibility for our farmers and their families.
Boosting Local Economies
Green Development’s renewable energy solutions deliver huge energy savings to towns, cities and non-profit entities via Rhode Island’s remote net metering program. Green’s 50 MW of installed projects at year-end 2018 are estimated to save Rhode Island government entities and non-profits $85 million over 25 years! Our wind and solar projects also create local jobs including the manufacturing of components, service, and maintenance. Green Development’s renewable energy solutions deliver power to towns and cities through a net metering program at a fixed, low rate. This helps save millions of dollars over the course of the contract. Our wind and solar projects also create local jobs including the manufacturing of components, service, and maintenance.
THE GREEN DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENCE
Green Development is passionate about transforming and diversifying Rhode Island’s energy portfolio. We partner with our clients to provide a renewable energy solution that’s best for your specific needs. Our hands-on approach to each project allows us to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and partners throughout the process.
Our expertise in financial and legislative requirements, supply chain and logistics, and technological advancements, along with efficient project management will give you peace of mind knowing you have experts working with you to create a sustainable solution that meets your needs.