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Solar Energy in Hartford, CT

Solar Energy in Hartford

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Hartford with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Hartford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hartford

The total length of the day in Hartford, CT today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 15 minutes. [More]

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Hartford, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hartford, CT

Solar Energy Data in Hartford, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hartford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Hartford

Based on historical Hartford, 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 Hartford. [1]

Hartford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hartford that are always titled at the latitude of Hartford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.53 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.71 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 Hartford

Solar Radiation Data in Hartford, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hartford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Hartford

Hartford, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Hartford is July with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.53 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Hartford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 3.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Hartford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Hartford, CT, of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Hartford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:05 am
    • Sunset: 3:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:15
Solar Energy Statistics for Hartford

Best Months for Solar in Hartford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hartford

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

Solar Power Output in Hartford

The Power of Solar in Hartford, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hartford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Hartford

Hartford (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5332.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Hartford is July with an average of 510.74 kWhac, followed by May at 504.79 kWhac and April at 502.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Hartford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 310.07 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.22 kWhac and January at 360.01 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Hartford

Hartford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hartford averaged 22.42 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 58% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Hartford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $25.88 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Hartford, CT [5]

Wed Dec 8
37°F
Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 9
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 43%
Fri Dec 10
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 11
56°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
41°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 31%
Mon Dec 13
42°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 87%

More about Hartford

About Hartford

The city of Hartford, CT in Hartford County has an approximate population of 124,775. [6]

Hartford Solar Power

Hartford, CT Solar Energy

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

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