Block Island Times

New group established to promote solar energy use

A newly-formed group called the Solar Initiative is holding an inaugural meeting designed to inform residents about a federal program that would allow homeowners to generate solar energy that could be sold back to the local power company at current market rates.
The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) was implemented to encourage, in a variety of ways, the conservation of electric energy and is run by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The PURPA program is being looked at as an option because it can be implemented despite the fact that

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