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Solar Power in 01003 (Amherst, MA)

Solar Energy in 01003

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01003 with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01003

Solar panels in 01003 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01003

The total length of the day in 01003 (Amherst, MA) today (January 27, 2022) will be 9 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01003 (Amherst, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01003

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01003.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01003

Solar Radiation Data in 01003

Based on historical 01003 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01003. [1]

The region associated with 01003 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01003 that are always titled at the latitude of Amherst (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.54 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 01003

Solar Radiation Data in 01003

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01003.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01003

Solar Radiation Data in 01003

The region associated with 01003 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01003 is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.79 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01003 are December with an average of 3.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.6 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01003 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01003

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01003, of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: 01003 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01003 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 01003

Sunrise / Sunset in 01003

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 4:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:49
Solar Energy Statistics for 01003

Best Months for Solar in 01003

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01003

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01003 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01003

The Power of Solar in 01003

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01003. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01003. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01003

Solar Radiation Data in 01003

01003 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5338.87 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01003 is July with an average of 531.12 kWhac, followed by August at 518.09 kWhac and May at 513.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01003 are December with an average of 325.53 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 339.39 kWhac and January at 369.33 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01003 [5]

Thu Jan 27
14°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 5°F
Max: 26°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 40%
Fri Jan 28
31°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
15°F
Light Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 19°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 8°F
Max: 22°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 5%
Mon Jan 31
30°F
Few Clouds
Min: 11°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 17%
Tue Feb 1
37°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 17°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%

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About 01003

The ZIP code 01003 is associated with the city of Amherst in Hampshire County in Massachusetts.

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