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Solar Energy in Middletown, RI

Solar Energy in Middletown

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Middletown with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Middletown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Middletown

The total length of the day in Middletown, RI today (October 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

Middletown, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Middletown, RI

Solar Energy Data in Middletown, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Middletown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Middletown

Based on historical Middletown, 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 Middletown. [1]

Middletown has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Middletown that are always titled at the latitude of Middletown (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.66 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 Middletown

Solar Radiation Data in Middletown, RI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Middletown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Middletown

Middletown, RI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Middletown is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Middletown (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 2.8 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: Middletown vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Middletown

The average monthly solar radiation level in Middletown, RI, of 4.63 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 Middletown 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 Middletown

Sunrise / Sunset in Middletown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 5:49 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Middletown

Best Months for Solar in Middletown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.9 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Middletown

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

However, Middletown is in Newport County and Newport County has at least 136 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Middletown

The Power of Solar in Middletown, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Middletown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Middletown

Middletown (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5455.92 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Middletown is July with an average of 557.7 kWhac, followed by August at 550.75 kWhac and May at 530.05 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Middletown (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 296.64 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 326.68 kWhac and January at 356.1 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Middletown

Middletown Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Middletown 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: Middletown

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Middletown 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 Middletown

Solar Energy Contractors in Middletown

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Middletown

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Middletown

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

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Weather Forecast for Middletown, RI [5]

Mon Oct 23
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 66°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 32%
Tue Oct 24
66°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 66°F
Gale: 20 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
63°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
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 Middletown

About Middletown

The town of Middletown, RI in Newport County has an approximate population of 16,150. [6]

Middletown Solar Power

Middletown, RI Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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