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Solar Energy in North Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy in North Smithfield

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in North Smithfield with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in North Smithfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in North Smithfield

The total length of the day in North Smithfield, RI today (July 14, 2024) will be 15 hours and 0 minutes. [More]

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North Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in North Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy Data in North Smithfield, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for North Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in North Smithfield

Based on historical North Smithfield, 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 North Smithfield. [1]

North Smithfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in North Smithfield that are always titled at the latitude of North Smithfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 North Smithfield

Solar Radiation Data in North Smithfield, RI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in North Smithfield.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for North Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in North Smithfield

North Smithfield, RI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in North Smithfield is July with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in North Smithfield (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: North Smithfield vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in North Smithfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in North Smithfield, RI, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: North Smithfield vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average North Smithfield 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 North Smithfield

Sunrise / Sunset in North Smithfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:22 am
    • Sunset: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:0
Solar Energy Statistics for North Smithfield

Best Months for Solar in North Smithfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in North Smithfield

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Solar Power Output in North Smithfield

The Power of Solar in North Smithfield, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for North Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in North Smithfield

North Smithfield (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5457.4 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in North Smithfield is July with an average of 540.47 kWhac, followed by August at 510.12 kWhac and April at 500.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in North Smithfield (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 328 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 358.63 kWhac and January at 410.73 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in North Smithfield

North Smithfield Electricity Costs

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North Smithfield Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for North Smithfield, RI [5]

Sun Jul 14
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 15
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Jul 16
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 25%
Wed Jul 17
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 46%
Thu Jul 18
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jul 19
77°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about North Smithfield

About North Smithfield

The town of North Smithfield, RI in Providence County has an approximate population of 11,967. [6]

North Smithfield Solar Power

North Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

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

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