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Solar Energy in South Kingstown, RI

Solar Energy in South Kingstown

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

Solar Panels in South Kingstown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in South Kingstown

The total length of the day in South Kingstown, RI today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

South Kingstown, RI Solar Energy

Solar Power in South Kingstown, RI

Solar Energy Data in South Kingstown, RI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for South Kingstown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in South Kingstown

Based on historical South Kingstown, 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 South Kingstown. [1]

South Kingstown 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 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in South Kingstown that are always titled at the latitude of South Kingstown (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 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 South Kingstown

Solar Radiation Data in South Kingstown, RI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in South Kingstown.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for South Kingstown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in South Kingstown

South Kingstown, 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 South Kingstown 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 South Kingstown (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: South Kingstown vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in South Kingstown

The average monthly solar radiation level in South Kingstown, 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 South Kingstown 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 South Kingstown

Sunrise / Sunset in South Kingstown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:38 am
    • Sunset: 4:24 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:31 am
    • Length of Day: 09:46
Solar Energy Statistics for South Kingstown

Best Months for Solar in South Kingstown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in South Kingstown

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

However, South Kingstown is in Washington County and Washington County has at least 122 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in South Kingstown

The Power of Solar in South Kingstown, RI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for South Kingstown, RI

Solar Radiation Data in South Kingstown

South Kingstown (RI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5455.6 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in South Kingstown is July with an average of 557.53 kWhac, followed by August at 550.65 kWhac and May at 529.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in South Kingstown (Rhode Island) are December with an average of 296.72 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 326.75 kWhac and January at 356.19 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in South Kingstown

South Kingstown Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in South Kingstown 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]

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South Kingstown 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 South Kingstown

Solar Energy Contractors in South Kingstown

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in South Kingstown

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in South Kingstown

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

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Weather Forecast for South Kingstown, RI [5]

Fri Nov 17
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 46°F
Gale: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Nov 19
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 57°F
Storm: 25 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Nov 20
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 45°F
Storm: 25 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 75%
Tue Nov 21
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 54°F
Gale: 18 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 53°F
: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about South Kingstown

About South Kingstown

The town of South Kingstown, RI in Washington County has an approximate population of 30,639. [6]

South Kingstown Solar Power

South Kingstown, RI Solar Energy

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

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