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Solar: Newport, RI

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Newport 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. Newport, RI received a solar score of 29, slightly better than the Rhode Island state average. Newport receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. This is on par with the average amount of sunlight the rest of RI receives. Newport residents and businesses have slightly large rooftops on average making them able to hold larger solar capacity. an estimated 72% of Newport residents and businesses have rooftops viable for a solar installation. For more information, see the Newport solar score below.

Solar Score for Newport, RI

Newport, 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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