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Solar Energy in Newport, RI

Solar Energy in Newport

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

Solar Panels in Newport

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Newport

The total length of the day in Newport, RI today (November 20, 2017) will be 09 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

Newport, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Newport, RI

Solar Energy Data in Newport, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Newport, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Newport

Based on historical Newport, 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 Newport. [1]

Newport has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Newport that are always titled at the latitude of Newport (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.62 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.91 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.8 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 Newport

Solar Radiation Data in Newport, RI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Newport, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Newport

Newport, 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 Newport 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 Newport (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 3.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Newport

The average monthly solar radiation level in Newport, 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 Newport 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 Newport

Sunrise / Sunset in Newport

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:40 am
    • Sunset: 4:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:31 am
    • Length of Day: 09:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Newport

Best Months for Solar in Newport

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Newport

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

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

Solar Power Output in Newport

The Power of Solar in Newport, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Newport, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Newport

Newport (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5456.34 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Newport is July with an average of 557.92 kWhac, followed by August at 550.88 kWhac and May at 530.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Newport (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 296.53 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 326.59 kWhac and January at 355.98 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Newport

Newport Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Newport averaged 17.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Newport

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Newport Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Rhode Island averaged $20.19 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 12% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Newport

Solar Energy Contractors in Newport

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Newport

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Newport produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Newport

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

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Weather Forecast for Newport, RI [5]

Mon Nov 20
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 45°F
Gale: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 56°F
Gale: 18 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
54°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 57°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Nov 23
50°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 50°F
Severe Gale: 22 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Nov 24
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 46°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Sat Nov 25
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 54°F
Gale: 20 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Newport

About Newport

The city of Newport, RI in Newport County has an approximate population of 24,672. [6]

Newport Solar Power

Newport, RI Solar Energy

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

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