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Solar Energy in Bridgeport, CT

Solar Energy in Bridgeport

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Bridgeport with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bridgeport

Solar panels in Bridgeport that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Bridgeport

The total length of the day in Bridgeport, CT today (January 27, 2022) will be 9 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Bridgeport, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bridgeport, CT

Solar Energy Data in Bridgeport, CT

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Bridgeport.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Bridgeport, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bridgeport

Based on historical Bridgeport, CT data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Bridgeport. [1]

Bridgeport has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bridgeport that are always titled at the latitude of Bridgeport (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Bridgeport

Solar Radiation Data in Bridgeport, CT

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Bridgeport.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bridgeport, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bridgeport is July with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.81 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bridgeport (Connecticut) are December with an average of 3.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.64 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Bridgeport vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Bridgeport

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bridgeport, CT, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Bridgeport vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Bridgeport solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Bridgeport

Sunrise / Sunset in Bridgeport

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:07 am
    • Sunset: 4:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Bridgeport

Best Months for Solar in Bridgeport

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.04 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bridgeport

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Solar Power Output in Bridgeport

The Power of Solar in Bridgeport, CT

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Bridgeport (ct). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Bridgeport. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Bridgeport, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bridgeport

Bridgeport (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5587.94 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bridgeport is July with an average of 546.94 kWhac, followed by August at 533.22 kWhac and April at 520.26 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bridgeport (Connecticut) are December with an average of 329.73 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 372.94 kWhac and November at 391.33 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bridgeport averaged 22.85 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 62% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Bridgeport Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Bridgeport, CT [5]

Thu Jan 27
22°F
Few Clouds
Min: 17°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 13%
Fri Jan 28
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
19°F
Light Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 26°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
25°F
Few Clouds
Min: 13°F
Max: 27°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 13%
Mon Jan 31
33°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 24°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 31%
Tue Feb 1
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Bridgeport

About Bridgeport

The city of Bridgeport, CT in Fairfield County has an approximate population of 144,229. [6]

Bridgeport Solar Power

Bridgeport, CT Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Bridgeport, CT, or for more solar-related resources for Bridgeport, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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