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Solar Energy in Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy in Smithfield

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Solar Panels in Smithfield

Solar panels in 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 Smithfield

The total length of the day in Smithfield, RI today (July 04, 2020) will be 15 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy Data in Smithfield, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

Based on historical 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 Smithfield. [1]

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 Smithfield that are always titled at the latitude of 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 Smithfield

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield, RI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

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

Solar Power Levels in Smithfield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Smithfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 04, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:17 am
    • Sunset: 12:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Smithfield

Best Months for Solar in 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 Smithfield

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

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

Solar Power Output in Smithfield

The Power of Solar in Smithfield, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

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Cost of Utilities in Smithfield

Smithfield Electricity Costs

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

Sat Jul 4
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sun Jul 5
82°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 88°F
Calm: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 42%
Mon Jul 6
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 47%
Wed Jul 8
80°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 9
83°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Calm: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 51%

More about Smithfield

About Smithfield

The town of Smithfield, RI in Providence County has an approximate population of 21,430. [6]

Smithfield Solar Power

Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

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

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