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Solar: Cranston, RI

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Rhode Island to help residents make an informed decision on whether a solar energy installation is right for them. The solar score is based on a number of factors for the area that should all be considered when considering solar installation. Cranston received a solar score of 26, just below the state average of 27. An estimated 77% of homes and business are viable for a solar energy installation. This means that they have rooftops that are able to fit a 2 kW solar panel installation and are not obstructed from direct sunlight. The region also gets 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is close to the national average. For more information on the Cranston, RI solar score, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Cranston, RI

Cranston, RI Solar Score: 51

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.


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