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Solar Power in 01020 (Chicopee, MA)

Solar Energy in 01020

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 01020 with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01020

Solar panels in 01020 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01020

The total length of the day in 01020 (Chicopee, MA) today (August 11, 2022) will be 14 hours and 4 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01020 (Chicopee, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01020

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01020.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01020

Solar Radiation Data in 01020

Based on historical 01020 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01020. [1]

The region associated with 01020 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01020 that are always titled at the latitude of Chicopee (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.69 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 01020

Solar Radiation Data in 01020

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01020.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01020

Solar Radiation Data in 01020

The region associated with 01020 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01020 is August with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.79 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01020 are December with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01020 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01020

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01020, of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: 01020 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01020 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 01020

Sunrise / Sunset in 01020

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 11, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:4
Solar Energy Statistics for 01020

Best Months for Solar in 01020

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01020

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01020 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01020

The Power of Solar in 01020

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01020. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01020. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01020

Solar Radiation Data in 01020

01020 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5404.65 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01020 is August with an average of 529.93 kWhac, followed by July at 523.31 kWhac and April at 514.64 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01020 are December with an average of 332.79 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 340.18 kWhac and January at 386.72 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01020 [5]

Thu Aug 11
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 38%
Sat Aug 13
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sun Aug 14
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 83°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 57%
Mon Aug 15
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 86%
Tue Aug 16
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about 01020

About 01020

The ZIP code 01020 is associated with the city of Chicopee in Hampden County in Massachusetts.

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01020 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01020, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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