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Solar Energy in Cranston, RI

Solar Energy in Cranston

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Solar Panels in Cranston

Solar panels in Cranston that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Cranston

The total length of the day in Cranston, RI today (July 12, 2020) will be 14 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Cranston, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cranston, RI

Solar Energy Data in Cranston, RI

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Cranston.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Cranston, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Cranston

Based on historical Cranston, RI data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Cranston. [1]

Cranston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cranston that are always titled at the latitude of Cranston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.62 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Cranston

Solar Radiation Data in Cranston, RI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Cranston.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cranston, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Cranston

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Solar Power Comparison: Cranston vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cranston

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Cranston solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Cranston

Sunrise / Sunset in Cranston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 12, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:22 am
    • Sunset: 12:20 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Cranston

Best Months for Solar in Cranston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cranston

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Cranston, RI at this current time.

However, Cranston is in Providence County and Providence County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cranston

The Power of Solar in Cranston, RI

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Cranston (ri). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Cranston. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Cranston, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Cranston

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Cost of Utilities in Cranston

Cranston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cranston averaged 23.37 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 76% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Cranston Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Rhode Island averaged $14.38 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Cranston, RI [5]

Sun Jul 12
85°F
Few Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 20%
Mon Jul 13
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Jul 14
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Calm: 1 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 31%
Wed Jul 15
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Jul 16
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 66%
Fri Jul 17
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Cranston

About Cranston

The city of Cranston, RI in Providence County has an approximate population of 80,387. [6]

Cranston Solar Power

Cranston, RI Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Cranston, RI, or for more solar-related resources for Cranston, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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