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Gotham Greens Expands to New England

Photo Credit: Rhode Island Monthly Pictured is a rendering of Gotham Greens' forthcoming 110,000 square foot high-tech greenhouse farm. Located on the banks of Providence’s Woonasquatucket River, the project will create approximately 60 permanent and 100 construction jobs. Soon, we’ll be able to eat locally grown lettuce year-round sprouted at a facility that once was an industrial wasteland. Gotham Greens is constructing a $12.5 million, 110,000-square-foot high-tech greenhouse facility that will produce 10 million heads…
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April 30, 2019
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Construction of Wind Farm Begins in Johnston, RI

Johnston wind farm assembly in process 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 Johnston’s Central Landfill along Plainfield Pike and Shun Pike. The new 3-megawatt VENSYS direct-drive turbines…
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December 5, 2018
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Q&A with Steve Kohm, Civil Engineer

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 see land become developed/redeveloped and put back to beneficial use in my home state.   Q: What…
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September 24, 2018
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The Sun is Shining on Solar Power in RI and MA

Overall Site Plan Layout 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 standards. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are now ranked number 1 and number 3 respectively. Currently, construction of…
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October 26, 2017
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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 Deepwater Wind's project near Block Island, R.I. Courtesy of Deepwater Wind 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 Atlantic Ocean, three miles from Block Island, R.I., said he…
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March 14, 2017