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Solar Energy in Meriden, CT

Solar Energy in Meriden

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Meriden with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Meriden

Solar panels in Meriden that will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Meriden

The total length of the day in Meriden, CT today (December 07, 2021) will be 9 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Meriden, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Meriden, CT

Solar Energy Data in Meriden, CT

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Meriden, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Meriden

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Historical solar power output data for Meriden is not currently available.

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* 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 Meriden

Solar Radiation Data in Meriden, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Meriden, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Meriden

Meriden, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Meriden is July with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.72 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Meriden (Connecticut) are December with an average of 3.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Meriden

The average monthly solar radiation level in Meriden, CT, of 4.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 30% 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 Meriden 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 Meriden

Sunrise / Sunset in Meriden

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:04 am
    • Sunset: 3:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Meriden

Best Months for Solar in Meriden

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Meriden

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Solar Power Output in Meriden

The Power of Solar in Meriden, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Meriden, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Meriden

Meriden (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5370.83 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Meriden is April with an average of 522.79 kWhac, followed by July at 521.3 kWhac and August at 509.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Meriden (Connecticut) are December with an average of 324.1 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 356.63 kWhac and January at 369.37 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Meriden

Meriden Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Meriden 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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Meriden 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 Meriden, CT [5]

Tue Dec 7
39°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 47%
Wed Dec 8
38°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 9
34°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 73%
Fri Dec 10
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 41°F
Calm: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 11
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
41°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 89%

More about Meriden

About Meriden

The city of Meriden, CT in New Haven County has an approximate population of 60,868. [6]

Meriden Solar Power

Meriden, CT Solar Energy

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

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