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Solar Energy in North Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy in North Smithfield

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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 16, 2020) will be 14 hours and 53 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in North Smithfield

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Solar Power: 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 16, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:25 am
    • Sunset: 12:18 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:53
Solar Energy Statistics for North Smithfield

Best Months for Solar in North Smithfield

  • 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 (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in North Smithfield

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in North Smithfield

North Smithfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in North Smithfield 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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North Smithfield 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 North Smithfield, RI [5]

Thu Jul 16
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 16%
Fri Jul 17
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sat Jul 18
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 90°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 83%
Sun Jul 19
88°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 83%
Mon Jul 20
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 52%
Tue Jul 21
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%

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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