Nautilus Solar Energy Acquires 3 MW Community Solar Portfolio In Rhode Island from ISM Solar

SUMMIT, N.J., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC (“Nautilus”), a leading national solar project acquisition, development and asset management company, announced the acquisition of a 3 MW community solar development from ISM Solar Development, LLC (“ISM Solar”), a developer of large commercial and utility-scale solar projects. The project is qualified under Rhode Island’s emerging community solar program. Construction is targeted for completion during the first half of 2019.

Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, customer subscription, and long-term asset management and maintenance services for this project. The project will be owned by an affiliate of Virgo Investment Group, which is also a minority shareholder of Nautilus. The energy generated by the projects will directly benefit qualified residential off-takers situated within National Grid’s service territory by providing energy cost savings while also advancing Rhode Island’s overall renewable energy goals.

“We’re proud that this project will be one of the first community solar projects in Rhode Island. We’re particularly pleased that the site requires minimal tree clearing, avoids wetland areas, and is generally not visible from roads or homes,” said Greg Lucini, CEO of ISM Solar. “The Nautilus team was great to work with and adapted quickly to our development requirements,” he added.

“We are impressed with ISM’s responsible solar development standards and the portfolio of low impact, well sited projects they have under development.” said Jim Rice, CEO of Nautilus. “We’re particularly excited that this project propels Nautilus’s community solar expansion into Rhode Island, our fifth market entry over the last year” added Jeffrey Cheng, COO of Nautilus.

About Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC

Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy is a leading national solar acquisition, development and asset management company headquartered in Summit, N.J. Nautilus focuses on acquiring, developing, executing and managing distributed and utility-scale generation solar projects. In over 10 years, Nautilus has invested in hundreds of MWs of solar projects and provides asset management services to distributed, community solar and utility projects throughout North America. Nautilus is minority owned by Virgo Investment Group, LLC. Join Nautilus on LinkedIn and Twitter and visit for more information.


ISM Solar builds solar farms that deliver clean energy savings to communities, public users, and private users throughout the country. Our mission is to repurpose underutilized and compromised space, including landfills and brownfields, in pursuit of a sustainable energy economy.

ISM Solar is a division of the ISM Group. Since 1987, the ISM Group has been at the forefront of innovation in electronics manufacturing including power supplies, battery backup systems, magnetics, printed circuit boards, assemblies, and lighting. The ISM Group has offices in the US, UK, India, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and manages operations in other locations around the world. The ISM Group and ISM Solar Development are headquartered in East Providence, RI. Learn more about the ISM Group.