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Solar Energy in East Providence, RI

Solar Energy in East Providence

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

Solar Panels in East Providence

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

Sunrise & Sunset in East Providence

The total length of the day in East Providence, RI today (October 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

East Providence, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in East Providence, RI

Solar Energy Data in East Providence, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for East Providence, RI

Solar Radiation Data in East Providence

Based on historical East Providence, 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 East Providence. [1]

East Providence has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in East Providence that are always titled at the latitude of East Providence (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.81 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 East Providence

Solar Radiation Data in East Providence, RI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in East Providence.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for East Providence, RI

Solar Radiation Data in East Providence

East Providence, 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 East Providence 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 East Providence (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: East Providence vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in East Providence

The average monthly solar radiation level in East Providence, 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 East Providence 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 East Providence

Sunrise / Sunset in East Providence

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:43
Solar Energy Statistics for East Providence

Best Months for Solar in East Providence

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in East Providence

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

However, East Providence is in Providence County and Providence County has at least 202 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in East Providence

The Power of Solar in East Providence, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for East Providence, RI

Solar Radiation Data in East Providence

East Providence (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5453.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in East Providence is July with an average of 556.68 kWhac, followed by August at 550.13 kWhac and May at 529.18 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in East Providence (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 297.12 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 327.11 kWhac and January at 356.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in East Providence

East Providence Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in East Providence averaged 17.19 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: East Providence

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East Providence Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Rhode Island averaged $19.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 8% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in East Providence

Solar Energy Contractors in East Providence

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in East Providence

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in East Providence

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

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Weather Forecast for East Providence, RI [5]

Mon Oct 23
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 24
67°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 67°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
65°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Oct 26
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 90%
Fri Oct 27
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about East Providence

About East Providence

The city of East Providence, RI in Providence County has an approximate population of 47,037. [6]

East Providence Solar Power

East Providence, RI Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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