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Solar Energy in New Haven, CT

Solar Energy in New Haven

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in New Haven with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in New Haven

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

Sunrise & Sunset in New Haven

The total length of the day in New Haven, CT today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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New Haven, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in New Haven, CT

Solar Energy Data in New Haven, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for New Haven, CT

Solar Radiation Data in New Haven

Based on historical New Haven, 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 New Haven. [1]

New Haven has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in New Haven that are always titled at the latitude of New Haven (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.92 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.88 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 New Haven

Solar Radiation Data in New Haven, CT

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in New Haven.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for New Haven, CT

Solar Radiation Data in New Haven

New Haven, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in New Haven is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in New Haven (Connecticut) are December with an average of 3.04 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: New Haven vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in New Haven

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Haven, CT, of 4.8 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: New Haven vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New Haven 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 New Haven

Sunrise / Sunset in New Haven

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:09 am
    • Sunset: 3:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:49
Solar Energy Statistics for New Haven

Best Months for Solar in New Haven

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in New Haven

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

Solar Power Output in New Haven

The Power of Solar in New Haven, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for New Haven, CT

Solar Radiation Data in New Haven

New Haven (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5315.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in New Haven is July with an average of 526.65 kWhac, followed by August at 512.03 kWhac and May at 510.36 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in New Haven (Connecticut) are December with an average of 302.11 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 351.52 kWhac and January at 384.46 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in New Haven

New Haven Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in New Haven averaged 22.85 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 62% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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New Haven Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $22.98 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for New Haven, CT [5]

Mon Jan 24
30°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 24°F
Max: 31°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Jan 25
39°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 39°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jan 26
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Jan 27
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Jan 28
34°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
32°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 32°F
Strong breeze: 26 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about New Haven

About New Haven

The city of New Haven, CT in New Haven County has an approximate population of 129,779. [6]

New Haven Solar Power

New Haven, CT Solar Energy

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

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