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Solar Energy in Waterville, ME

Solar Energy in Waterville

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Solar Panels in Waterville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Waterville

The total length of the day in Waterville, ME today (April 05, 2020) will be 13 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Waterville, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Waterville, ME

Solar Energy Data in Waterville, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Waterville, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Waterville

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

Waterville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Waterville that are always titled at the latitude of Waterville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.34 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.65 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.77 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 Waterville

Solar Radiation Data in Waterville, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Waterville, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Waterville

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

Solar Power Levels in Waterville

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Waterville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:08 am
    • Sunset: 11:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Waterville

Best Months for Solar in Waterville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Waterville

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

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

Solar Power Output in Waterville

The Power of Solar in Waterville, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Waterville, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Waterville

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Cost of Utilities in Waterville

Waterville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Waterville averaged 16.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2020, which was about 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.79¢/kWh in January. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Waterville

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Waterville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $13.70 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2020, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.52 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Waterville

Solar Energy Contractors in Waterville

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Waterville, ME.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Waterville

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Waterville, ME.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Waterville

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Waterville, ME.

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Weather Forecast for Waterville, ME [5]

Mon Apr 6
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 3%
Tue Apr 7
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 51%
Wed Apr 8
49°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 53°F
Calm: 2 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Apr 9
36°F
Heavy Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 10
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Apr 11
38°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 35%

More about Waterville

About Waterville

The city of Waterville, ME in Kennebec County has an approximate population of 15,722. [6]

Waterville Solar Power

Waterville, ME Solar Energy

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

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