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Solar Power in 01070 (Plainfield, MA)

Solar Energy in 01070

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 01070 with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01070

Solar panels in 01070 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01070

The total length of the day in 01070 (Plainfield, MA) today (December 09, 2022) will be 9 hours and 9 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01070 (Plainfield, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01070

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01070.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01070

Solar Radiation Data in 01070

Based on historical 01070 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01070. [1]

The region associated with 01070 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01070 that are always titled at the latitude of Plainfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.77 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 01070

Solar Radiation Data in 01070

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01070.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01070

Solar Radiation Data in 01070

The region associated with 01070 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01070 is August with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.75 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01070 are December with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01070 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01070

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01070, of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: 01070 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01070 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 01070

Sunrise / Sunset in 01070

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:09 am
    • Sunset: 4:18 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:9
Solar Energy Statistics for 01070

Best Months for Solar in 01070

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01070

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01070 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01070

The Power of Solar in 01070

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01070. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01070. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01070

Solar Radiation Data in 01070

01070 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5382.7 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01070 is August with an average of 526.12 kWhac, followed by July at 524.26 kWhac and March at 514.64 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01070 are December with an average of 334.46 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 341.63 kWhac and January at 374.31 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01070 [5]

Fri Dec 9
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Dec 10
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 11
29°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Dec 12
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 50%
Tue Dec 13
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 3%
Wed Dec 14
26°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 16°F
Max: 31°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 37%

More about 01070

About 01070

The ZIP code 01070 is associated with the city of Plainfield in Hampshire County in Massachusetts.

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01070 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01070, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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