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Solar Energy in Bristol, CT

Solar Energy in Bristol

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Solar Panels in Bristol

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bristol

The total length of the day in Bristol, CT today (September 18, 2020) will be 12 hours and 18 minutes. [More]

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Bristol, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bristol, CT

Solar Energy Data in Bristol, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bristol, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bristol

Based on historical Bristol, 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 Bristol. [1]

Bristol has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bristol that are always titled at the latitude of Bristol (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Bristol

Solar Radiation Data in Bristol, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bristol, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bristol

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

Solar Power Levels in Bristol

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Bristol 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 Bristol

Sunrise / Sunset in Bristol

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 18, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:36 am
    • Sunset: 10:54 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Bristol

Best Months for Solar in Bristol

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bristol

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Bristol, CT at this current time.

However, Bristol is in Hartford County and Hartford County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bristol

The Power of Solar in Bristol, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bristol, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Bristol

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Historical solar radiation data for Bristol is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Bristol

Bristol Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bristol averaged 21.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 64% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Bristol Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $19.66 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Bristol, CT [5]

Fri Sep 18
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 80%
Sat Sep 19
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 20
53°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 13%
Mon Sep 21
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 22
62°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 50%
Wed Sep 23
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Bristol

About Bristol

The city of Bristol, CT in Hartford County has an approximate population of 60,477. [6]

Bristol Solar Power

Bristol, CT Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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