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RGS Energy Selected to Expand Solar Adoption in Barrington and Middletown, Rhode Island

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGS Energy (RGSE), a rooftop solar company since 1978, has been selected as the primary solar installer by Solarize Rhode Island to bring solar electricity to home and business owners in Barrington and Middletown, Rhode Island.

Solarize Rhode Island is a community-supported discount buying program that uses tiered-pricing, town-supported education and outreach, competitively selected installers and access to flexible financing to dramatically reduce the cost of solar. The more residents sign up for the program, the more the cost comes down. Residents and business owners have begun signing up for the programs.

Solarize Rhode Island is based on a proven residential model that has worked successfully in over 100 communities in Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. The program was created through a partnership between the Office of Energy Resources, Commerce Rhode Island and non-profit marketing firm SmartPower to encourage adoption of solar using the power of a group buying and a grass-roots community outreach plan.

“After a rigorous review process, the towns chose RGS Energy as the primary solar installer that will work with residents through the end of the program which concludes on February 15, 2016,” said Karen Stewart, community outreach manager of SmartPower. “One reason they selected RGS Energy is because the company has 11 Rhode Island employees and a proven track record of more than 450 installations in the state. Last year, RGS Energy was the chosen installer for the Solarize North Smithfield program, which resulted in more than 55 contracts.”

RGS Energy Regional Manager Tom Camplin commented: “RGS Energy is honored to be selected for the Solarize programs...