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Solar: Providence, 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. An estimated 72%, or 182,000 homes, in Rhode Island are viable for solar energy installation. To be viable, a roof must get at least 75% maximum sunlight annually, have no obstructions and be able to install at least 2 kW of solar panels. The average rooftop in Rhode Island could install a 6 kW system and generate 6.7 kWh of electricity per year. If all viable homes in Rhode Island installed solar energy the state would cut 1.3 metric tons of carbon emissions. For more information on Rhode Island's solar score, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Providence, RI

Providence, RI Solar Score: 44

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Providence, RI residents and businesses of 30/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score 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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