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Solar Energy in Groton, CT

Solar Energy in Groton

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Solar Panels in Groton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Groton

The total length of the day in Groton, CT today (October 20, 2019) will be 10 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Groton, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Groton, CT

Solar Energy Data in Groton, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Groton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Groton

Based on historical Groton, 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 Groton. [1]

Groton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Groton that are always titled at the latitude of Groton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.83 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 Groton

Solar Radiation Data in Groton, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Groton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Groton

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

Solar Power Levels in Groton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Groton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:07 am
    • Sunset: 9:58 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Groton

Best Months for Solar in Groton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.99 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Groton

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

However, Groton is in New London County and New London County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Groton

The Power of Solar in Groton, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Groton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Groton

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Cost of Utilities in Groton

Groton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Groton averaged 21.06 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2019, which was about 59% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.27¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Groton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $23.89 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2019, which was approximately 34% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.89 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Groton

Solar Energy Contractors in Groton

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Groton, CT.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Groton

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Groton, CT.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Groton

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Groton, CT.

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Weather Forecast for Groton, CT [5]

Sun Oct 20
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Oct 21
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Oct 22
52°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 23
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 34%
Thu Oct 24
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 25
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Groton

About Groton

The city of Groton, CT in New London County has an approximate population of 10,389. [6]

Groton Solar Power

Groton, CT Solar Energy

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

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