The RI Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are very excited to announce $59,250 in grants to help farmers “green” their agricultural operations and save energy and money. The awards, funded through the Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Grant Program, will support solar projects at three local farms across the state.
Spring 2023 funded projects include:
Hattoy’s Nursery and Garden Center, Coventry, $20,000
This 13.53kW rooftop solar project will offset 100 percent of total energy consumption for this nursery farm and landscaping company.
Walnut and Willow Farm, Lincoln, $20,000
This 6.84kW rooftop solar project will offset 93 percent of total energy consumption for this third generation family produce farm.
Wicked Tiny Farms, Narragansett, $19,250
The installation of a mini-split and multi-zone non-ducted heat pumps will save roughly 200 gallons of oil (40 percent) of the annual total energy used for this local produce farm.
The RI Agricultural Energy Program (RI AgEP) offers financial & energy incentives, as well as grant funding to Rhode Island farms of up to $20,000 for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The program has continuously held two funding rounds each year, in the spring and fall. Since 2016 the RI AgEP has awarded over 58 total grant projects which helps contribute towards our goal to support clean energy projects in the agricultural sector. For more information, interested applicants should visit:
- Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Programs For Farms | Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
- State and Federal Energy Incentives | Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
The deadline for the fall round of funding is October 20th, 2023 at 5:00pm. Please feel free to reach either of us through email for more information: