Construction of Wind Farm Begins in Johnston, RI

Green Development LLC, a renewable energy solutions firm located in North Kingstown, RI, has begun work on a seven-turbine, 21-megawatt onshore wind farm in Johnston, RI. The company also owns a 10-turbine, 15-megawatt wind farm in Coventry, RI and 1.5-megawatt turbines in North Kingstown and Portsmouth. The $100-million wind farm will be located near... read more »

Q&A with Steve Kohm, Civil Engineer

Q: What were you doing prior to joining DiPrete Engineering? How did you decide to become a Civil Engineer? A: Before joining DiPrete Engineering I was working at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC on a variety of remediation and land revitalization projects. I decided to become a Civil Engineer because I wanted to... read more »

The Sun is Shining on Solar Power in RI and MA

Solar development projects in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island are increasing at a substantial rate. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) documents the progress states make on efficiency measures. ACEEE ranks states in six categories including State Government initiatives, building energy codes, utility incentives, combined heat and power, transportation, and appliance... read more »

Wind Power Takes to the Seas

The first U.S. offshore wind project is up and running. Is it a sign of things to come? Brian Dumaine | Mar 14, 2017 It was a brisk Sunday morning in October 2015, and Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski’s cell phone buzzed. His construction manager, who was driving piles 200 feet beneath the floor of the... read more »