solar panels http://ripr.org en Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades http://ripr.org/post/alex-and-ani-founder-seeks-edc-grant-belcourt-upgrades <p>The founder of Alex and Ani is seeking a grant from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The grant is to help make Belcourt Castle in Newport more eco-friendly.</p><p></p><p>Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian bought Belcourt Castle, renamed it Belcourt of Newport, and is now refurbishing the place. Rafaelian is seeking a grant of $18,500 for a solar array and a geothermal heating and cooling system. &nbsp;The grant would come from the EDC’s Renewable Energy Fund.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:26:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 24712 at http://ripr.org Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades Senate Finance Committee Reconsiders Renewable Energy Tax Credit http://ripr.org/post/senate-finance-committee-reconsiders-renewable-energy-tax-credit <p>The state may once again help out residents looking to add wind or solar power to their homes.&nbsp; The senate finance committee will look at a plan Wednesday to restore a renewable energy tax credit.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 12:31:16 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15249 at http://ripr.org