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 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 many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

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 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 do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

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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