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Solar Energy in Shelton, CT

Solar Energy in Shelton

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Solar Panels in Shelton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Shelton

The total length of the day in Shelton, CT today (May 17, 2021) will be 14 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

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Shelton, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Shelton, CT

Solar Energy Data in Shelton, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

Based on historical Shelton, 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 Shelton. [1]

Shelton 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 3.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Shelton that are always titled at the latitude of Shelton (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 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.89 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 Shelton

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

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

Solar Power Levels in Shelton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Shelton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:30 am
    • Sunset: 12:06 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Shelton

Best Months for Solar in Shelton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Shelton

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

However, Shelton is in Fairfield County and Fairfield County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Shelton

The Power of Solar in Shelton, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

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Cost of Utilities in Shelton

Shelton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Shelton averaged 22.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 70% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Shelton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $13.59 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 42% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Shelton, CT [5]

Mon May 17
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 18
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed May 19
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu May 20
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri May 21
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 22
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Shelton

About Shelton

The city of Shelton, CT in Fairfield County has an approximate population of 39,559. [6]

Shelton Solar Power

Shelton, CT Solar Energy

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

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