SOLARIZE RHODE ISLAND

Solarize Rhode Island (Solarize RI) is a program designed to encourage the adoption of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings to homeowners and businesses as more people go solar.

On March 19, the Jamestown Town Council passed a resolution to join Solarize Rhode Island and extend the benefits of group purchases of solar installation to all Jamestown residents.

A RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF SOLARIZE RHODE ISLAND

Solarize Rhode Island (Solarize RI) is a program designed to encourage the adoption of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings to homeowners and businesses as more people go solar.

On March 19, the Jamestown Town Council passed a resolution to join Solarize Rhode Island and extend the benefits of group purchases of solar installation to all Jamestown residents.

A RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF SOLARIZE RHODE ISLAND

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown and its residents are interesting in controlling energy costs and reducing energy use in homes, farms, small businesses and public buildings across our country, and

WHEREAS, the State of Rhode Island has adopted the Resilient Rhode Island Act that calls for the development of strategies and implementation measures to achieve reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and

WHEREAS, SmartPower, a not-for-profit entity working with Commerce Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Office Energy Resource, has launched Solarizes Rhode Island to encourage more residential customers, farms, small businesses and public buildings to reduce energy use, to improve the environment, and to create jobs by increasing the use of solar technologies; and

WHEREAS, generating electricity from solar energy can save Jamestown homeowners, farms, small businesses and public buildings on their utility bills, help control future energy costs and contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Jamestown wishes to recognize and support the goals of Solarize Rhode Island; and

WHEREAS, SmartPower will promote the Town of Jamestown for its participation in Solarize Rhode Island in media stories, on its website, through social marketing and at presentations; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Jamestown will promote Solarize Rhode Island, including participating in joint outreach opportunities, such as generating press releases, posting information on the community website, ensuring municipal officials’ attendance at promotional events, assisting with signage placement and other joint outreach efforts; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Jamestown will designate a person to coordinate communication activities with SmartPower, Commerce Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island, commits to promote and participate in the Solarize Rhode Island effort for residences, farms, small businesses and public buildings in the State of Rhode Island.