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Solar Energy in Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy in Smithfield

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Smithfield with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Smithfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Smithfield

The total length of the day in Smithfield, RI today (December 11, 2017) will be 09 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Smithfield, RI

Solar Energy Data in Smithfield, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

Based on historical Smithfield, 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 Smithfield. [1]

Smithfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Smithfield that are always titled at the latitude of Smithfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 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 Smithfield

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield, RI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

Smithfield, 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 Smithfield is July with an average of 5.84 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 Smithfield (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Smithfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Smithfield, 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 Smithfield 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 Smithfield

Sunrise / Sunset in Smithfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:04 pm
    • Sunset: 9:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Smithfield

Best Months for Solar in Smithfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Smithfield

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

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

Solar Power Output in Smithfield

The Power of Solar in Smithfield, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Smithfield, RI

Solar Radiation Data in Smithfield

Smithfield (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5453.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Smithfield is July with an average of 556.27 kWhac, followed by August at 549.88 kWhac and May at 528.83 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Smithfield (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 297.32 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 327.28 kWhac and January at 356.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Smithfield

Smithfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Smithfield 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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Smithfield 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 Smithfield

Solar Energy Contractors in Smithfield

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Smithfield

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Smithfield

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

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Weather Forecast for Smithfield, RI [5]

Sun Dec 10
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 34°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
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 25°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%
Thu Dec 14
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Dec 15
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 27°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 85%

More about Smithfield

About Smithfield

The town of Smithfield, RI in Providence County has an approximate population of 21,430. [6]

Smithfield Solar Power

Smithfield, RI Solar Energy

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

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