By the end of February 2012, various state buildings will have their roofs fitted with solar panels, which will save energy in the state. Much of the financing for this project will come from federal stimulus funds.
Beaches, parks and other areas will be getting the panels in the cities of: Charlestown, Exeter, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Providence, South Kingstown and Westerly. In addition, people in the areas will be able to use an online tracking tool so that they can monitor the electricity savings they are making from the various panels and wind turbines. The panels will both help with energy-saving cost reductions and double up as an educational tool for those interested in the importance of the environment. Hopefully this in turn will result in a greener Rhode Island.