RI offers two great incentive options for solar:
1. The REF cash rebate option is payed upon completion of your solar project.
2. The REG option gives you 20 years of guaranteed revenue for all solar energy produced.
Rhode Island’s Renewable Energy Fund (REF) offers an attractive cash rebate based on the size of the system. Commerce RI provides grants to help fund renewable energy projects. The size of the grant is determined by the total contract price, with a maximum award of $75,000 per project. Additional funds are available for the inclusion of solar carports. US SolarWorks handles your rebate application. The customer receives this rebate after construction is complete. If you choose to take advantage of this REF State rebate, you are also eligible for net metering rebates as well, for more long-term cash revenue flow. The REF rebate program and net metering is limited to solar arrays sized up to, but not exceeding, the electricity currently consumed on your site.