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Solar Energy in Stamford, CT

Solar Energy in Stamford

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Stamford with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Stamford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Stamford

The total length of the day in Stamford, CT today (May 23, 2022) will be 14 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

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Stamford, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Stamford, CT

Solar Energy Data in Stamford, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Based on historical Stamford, 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 Stamford. [1]

Stamford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Stamford that are always titled at the latitude of Stamford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.87 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 Stamford

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Stamford, 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 Stamford is July with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.82 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Stamford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.47 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Stamford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Stamford, 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: Stamford vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Stamford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:29 am
    • Sunset: 7:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Stamford

Best Months for Solar in Stamford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.01 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Stamford

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Solar Power Output in Stamford

The Power of Solar in Stamford, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Stamford (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5458.44 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Stamford is July with an average of 543.83 kWhac, followed by April at 542.05 kWhac and August at 529.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Stamford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 295.31 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 349.01 kWhac and January at 356.73 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Stamford

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Stamford Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Stamford, CT [5]

Mon May 23
67°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 89%
Tue May 24
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed May 25
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu May 26
65°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 44%
Fri May 27
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Stamford

About Stamford

The city of Stamford, CT in Fairfield County has an approximate population of 122,643. [6]

Stamford Solar Power

Stamford, CT Solar Energy

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

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