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Solar Energy in Groton, CT

Solar Energy in Groton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Groton with an average of 6.06 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (November 26, 2022) will be 9 hours and 32 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]

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

Groton, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Groton is July with an average of 6.06 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.71 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Groton (Connecticut) are December with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Groton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Groton, CT, of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

Solar Power: Groton 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 November 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:49 am
    • Sunset: 3:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Groton

Best Months for Solar in Groton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Groton (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5526.56 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Groton is July with an average of 545.33 kWhac, followed by April at 519.89 kWhac and August at 512.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Groton (Connecticut) are December with an average of 325.88 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 363.12 kWhac and January at 407.21 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Groton

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Weather Forecast for Groton, CT [5]

Sat Nov 26
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Nov 27
52°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 58°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Nov 28
48°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 84%
Tue Nov 29
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 10%
Wed Nov 30
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 56°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 1
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 58°F
High wind, near gale: 35 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
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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