Specifications include, but are not limited to: Qualified
firms to provide analysis on solar siting of brownfields, gravel pits, landfills, parking
lots and roof mounted solar opportunities throughout the State for the Rhode Island
Office of Energy Resources. This analysis will generally estimate the potential for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on
building rooftops, landfills, gravel pits, brownfields, and as carports in parking lots to maximize
these types of locations over “green space” type properties that are generally undeveloped areas
such as residential lots. The analysis will also provide insight about greenhouse gas emissions impacts and the cost to
develop solar PV systems on each type of locations identified here.
The analysis will provide a summary of what other New England and Mid-Atlantic states have
done to promote solar PV development and balancing other land use (agriculture, conservation,
housing development) interests.