Solar Panels In Rhode Island

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Rhode Island

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in Rhode Island. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $3.14.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $3.14 $14,130.00 $18,840.00 $23,550.00
8 kWs $3.14 $18,840.00 $25,120.00 $31,400.00
10 kWs $3.14 $23,550.00 $31,400.00 $39,250.00
12 kWs $3.14 $28,260.00 $37,680.00 $47,100.00
14 kWs $3.14 $32,970.00 $43,960.00 $54,950.00
16 kWs $3.14 $37,680.00 $50,240.00 $62,800.00

Keep in mind, the prices above are based on the average price per watt across all of Rhode Island. The real cost per watt may be higher or lower in your city.

Rhode Island Solar Panel Rebates

You might be surprised to find out that in addition to the 26% solar tax credit, there are a bare minimum of 29 solar panel rebates that you can apply for in the State of Rhode Island. You can save thousands of dollars on your installation. Click the button below to view all of the solar rebates available to you.

  • At Least 29 Solar Rebates
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  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Rhode Island
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Rhode Island Solar Panels By City

Cities In Rhode Island Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners around the State of Rhode Island are eliminating their energy bills, improving the value of their homes, and making Rhode Island a little more green. Check out some of the more popular cities for solar panels in Rhode Island below.

  • Cranston
    Sunlight kWh988.55kWh
    % Qualified83.66%
    Med. kW Potential7kW
  • Pawtucket
    Sunlight kWh988.55kWh
    % Qualified85.55%
    Med. kW Potential6.5kW
  • Providence
    Sunlight kWh988.55kWh
    % Qualified84.77%
    Med. kW Potential6.75kW
  • Warwick
    Sunlight kWh990.25kWh
    % Qualified70.53%
    Med. kW Potential6.5kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Rhode Island

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Rhode Island? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

Can Snow and Ice Damage Solar Panels?

Snow and Ice are rarely an issue for a properly installed and maintained solar panel system. Solar panels generate a good amount of heat through their operation and will usually melt any snowfall or ice accumulation. Solar panels are also almost always installed at an angle so snow and ice will generally slide right off. If your panels become entirely blocked by snow or ice, however, they will not generate power, the same as with any other debris that might cover your panels.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

How Is Solar Energy Produced?

When the photons in sunlight hit the atoms in your solar panel, electrons can be kicked loose. Solar panels are designed to collect these disassociated electrons and store them in a battery to power your home and electronics.

How much do solar panels cost?

When it comes to the all-in price of installing solar panels, several factors can have an impact. Some of the most common factors that affect the pricing of solar panel installation are the type of solar panels you’re using, the number of solar panels you’re installing, your roof type, and interconnection costs. You can learn more about solar panel costs in this resource.

What is the best way to clean solar panels?

In most cases, your solar panels will get a good cleaning every time it rains. However, if you’re in an area that doesn’t get rain very often, you can use a garden hose, a large sponge, and mild dish soap to clean your solar panels. Never use harsh chemicals, pressure washers, or any abrasives that might scratch the surface of your panels. Many solar panel installation companies will also offer inexpensive panel cleaning and maintenance.

How Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

How long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

Things To Know About Rhode Island

Rhode Island, also known as the The Ocean State, has seen a population growth of 4.30% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 1,097,379. The percentage of homeownership in Rhode Island is a whopping 62.8%! This means that 62.8% of the 1,097,379 people in Rhode Island are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. A few fun facts about the state of Rhode Island: 1) it is actually the home of Rhode Island Red chickens, first bred in 1854; the start of poultry as a major American industry, and number 2, the state motto is "Hope".

Rhode Island has a total area of 1,033.81 square miles of which 66.92% is land. The highest elevation in the State of Rhode Island is 812 feet and the lowest point is Sea level making the average elevation 200 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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