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

Sunrise & Sunset in Meriden

The total length of the day in Meriden, CT today (September 28, 2022) will be 11 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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Meriden, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Meriden, CT

Solar Energy Data in Meriden, CT

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

* 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

Based on historical Meriden, 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 Meriden. [1]

Meriden has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Meriden that are always titled at the latitude of Meriden (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.58 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.81 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 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 23% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: Meriden 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 September 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 5:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:53
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: July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 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

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Weather Forecast for Meriden, CT [5]

Wed Sep 28
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 29
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Sep 30
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Oct 1
63°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 63°F
Calm: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Oct 2
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 99%

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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