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Solar Power in 01040 (Holyoke, MA)

Solar Energy in 01040

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01040 with an average of 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01040

Solar panels in 01040 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01040

The total length of the day in 01040 (Holyoke, MA) today (January 27, 2022) will be 9 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01040 (Holyoke, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01040

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01040.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01040

Solar Radiation Data in 01040

Based on historical 01040 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01040. [1]

The region associated with 01040 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01040 that are always titled at the latitude of Holyoke (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.68 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 01040

Solar Radiation Data in 01040

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01040.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01040

Solar Radiation Data in 01040

The region associated with 01040 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 01040 is July with an average of 5.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01040 are December with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.63 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01040 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01040

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01040, 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: 01040 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01040 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 01040

Sunrise / Sunset in 01040

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 4:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:50
Solar Energy Statistics for 01040

Best Months for Solar in 01040

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01040

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01040 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01040

The Power of Solar in 01040

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01040. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01040. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01040

Solar Radiation Data in 01040

01040 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5317.36 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01040 is July with an average of 526.45 kWhac, followed by August at 515.33 kWhac and April at 505.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01040 are December with an average of 287.17 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 344.42 kWhac and January at 370.14 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01040 [5]

Thu Jan 27
15°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 7°F
Max: 27°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 63%
Fri Jan 28
32°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
18°F
Light Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 9°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 3%
Mon Jan 31
32°F
Few Clouds
Min: 12°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 17%
Tue Feb 1
37°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 18°F
Max: 37°F
Calm: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 100%

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About 01040

The ZIP code 01040 is associated with the city of Holyoke in Hampden County in Massachusetts.

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01040 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01040, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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