ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Member News: Conanicut Marine Services Goes Solar

On October 21, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. will welcome Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, community leaders, and members of the public to its Taylor Point boat yard to see the unveiling of a new addition to the yard that has transformed this Jamestown company into a leader in environmental stewardship for the Rhode Island marine trades. Attendees will get their first glimpse at the yard’s new solar photovoltaic system and its operation, which is the largest renewable-energy facility to be developed in the state’s marine trades to date. The system will not only provide 100% solar power to the 10-acre Taylor Point yard; it will also provide power to the National Grid under the Rhode Island Distributed Generation Program, thereby saving a significant amount of fossil fuel over the years to come.

The unveiling takes place on Monday, October 21, at the Taylor Point boat yard at 260 Conanicus Avenue in Jamestown. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Doors will open at 8 AM, and the program will begin at 8:30 AM.

Conanicut Marine Services will also receive its Clean Marina designation from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council on October 21. For more information click here.