Brown to Green:
Former Brownfield Has New Life Producing Green Energy
Southern Sky Renewable Energy was joined by Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit and Office of Energy Resources (OER) Commissioner Carol Grant for a ribbon-cutting on a new 6.3 MW solar array in Warwick recently.
Located just north of the Airport Connector in Warwick, the 37-acre site hosts almost 16,000 panels which contribute power to Warwick’s municipal buildings. The former brownfield’s successful transformation was featured in
New England Real Estate Journal.
“We were excited to turn this brownfield into a useful, energy-saving, revenue producing property for the City of Warwick,” said Ralph A. Palumbo, president of Southern Sky. “Brownfield sites are challenging, but our collaboration with RI DEM and OER helped this project stay on budget and schedule. Our site on the airport connector is a powerful statement to visitors – the city and state are committed to renewable energy.”
New England Real Estate Journal