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Solar Energy in Cranston, RI

Solar Energy in Cranston

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Cranston with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (December 11, 2017) will be 09 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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.

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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

Cranston, RI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cranston is July with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cranston (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cranston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cranston, RI, of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Cranston

Sunrise / Sunset in Cranston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:03 am
    • Sunset: 4:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:39 am
    • Length of Day: 09:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Cranston

Best Months for Solar in Cranston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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 202 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

Cranston (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5454.17 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cranston is July with an average of 556.81 kWhac, followed by August at 550.21 kWhac and May at 529.29 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cranston (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 297.06 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 327.06 kWhac and January at 356.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cranston

Cranston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cranston averaged 17.91 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Cranston Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Rhode Island averaged $19.93 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cranston

Solar Energy Contractors in Cranston

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cranston, RI.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Cranston produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Cranston

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cranston, RI.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cranston

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cranston, RI.

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Weather Forecast for Cranston, RI [5]

Sun Dec 10
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Dec 11
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Dec 13
29°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 29°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 85%
Thu Dec 14
29°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 29°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Dec 15
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 30°F
: 5 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 75%

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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