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Solar Energy in Westerly, RI

Solar Energy in Westerly

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Solar Panels in Westerly

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Westerly

The total length of the day in Westerly, RI today (July 16, 2020) will be 14 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Westerly, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Westerly, RI

Solar Energy Data in Westerly, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Westerly, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Westerly

Based on historical Westerly, 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 Westerly. [1]

Westerly has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Westerly that are always titled at the latitude of Westerly (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Westerly

Solar Radiation Data in Westerly, RI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Westerly, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Westerly

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

Solar Power Levels in Westerly

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Westerly

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 16, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:28 am
    • Sunset: 12:18 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Westerly

Best Months for Solar in Westerly

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Westerly

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

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

Solar Power Output in Westerly

The Power of Solar in Westerly, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Westerly, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Westerly

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Cost of Utilities in Westerly

Westerly Electricity Costs

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

Thu Jul 16
73°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Jul 17
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sat Jul 18
80°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sun Jul 19
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Jul 20
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 28%
Tue Jul 21
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Westerly

About Westerly

The town of Westerly, RI in Washington County has an approximate population of 22,787. [6]

Westerly Solar Power

Westerly, RI Solar Energy

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

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