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Solar Energy in Stamford, CT

Solar Energy in Stamford

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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 (June 03, 2020) will be 14 hours and 59 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Stamford

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Solar Power: 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 June 03, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:22 am
    • Sunset: 12:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Stamford

Best Months for Solar in Stamford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Stamford

Stamford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Stamford averaged 23.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 78% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Stamford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $13.39 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Stamford, CT [5]

Wed Jun 3
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 40%
Thu Jun 4
74°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 38%
Fri Jun 5
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sat Jun 6
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 69%
Sun Jun 7
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jun 8
67°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 59%

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.

Did you know?

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