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Solar Energy in Chesterton, IN

Solar Energy in Chesterton

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Chesterton with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chesterton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chesterton

The total length of the day in Chesterton, IN today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

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Chesterton, IN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chesterton, IN

Solar Energy Data in Chesterton, IN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chesterton, IN

Solar Radiation Data in Chesterton

Based on historical Chesterton, IN data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Chesterton. [1]

Chesterton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chesterton that are always titled at the latitude of Chesterton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 25% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.44 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 Chesterton

Solar Radiation Data in Chesterton, IN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chesterton, IN

Solar Radiation Data in Chesterton

Chesterton, IN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chesterton is June with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.99 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chesterton (Indiana) are December with an average of 2.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.05 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chesterton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chesterton, IN, of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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: Chesterton vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Chesterton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:06 am
    • Sunset: 4:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:47
Solar Energy Statistics for Chesterton

Best Months for Solar in Chesterton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chesterton

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Chesterton, IN at this current time.

Solar Power Output in Chesterton

The Power of Solar in Chesterton, IN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chesterton, IN

Solar Radiation Data in Chesterton

Chesterton (IN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5403.33 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chesterton is July with an average of 564.25 kWhac, followed by August at 551.01 kWhac and June at 550.6 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chesterton (Indiana) are December with an average of 270.79 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 310.22 kWhac and January at 321.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chesterton

Chesterton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chesterton averaged 14.31 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Chesterton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Indiana averaged $15.88 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Chesterton, IN [5]

Mon Jan 24
27°F
Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 27°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jan 25
12°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 5°F
Max: 16°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 37%
Wed Jan 26
8°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 2°F
Max: 10°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 37%
Thu Jan 27
26°F
Light Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
23°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 28°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 83%
Sat Jan 29
20°F
Light Snow
Min: 12°F
Max: 20°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about Chesterton

About Chesterton

The town of Chesterton, IN in Porter County has an approximate population of 13,068. [6]

Chesterton Solar Power

Chesterton, IN Solar Energy

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

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