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Solar Power in 01230 (Great Barrington, MA)

Solar Energy in 01230

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01230 with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01230

Solar panels in 01230 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01230

The total length of the day in 01230 (Great Barrington, MA) today (August 11, 2022) will be 14 hours and 3 minutes. [More]

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01230 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 01230 (Great Barrington, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01230

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01230.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01230

Solar Radiation Data in 01230

Based on historical 01230 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01230. [1]

The region associated with 01230 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01230 that are always titled at the latitude of Great Barrington (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.67 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 01230

Solar Radiation Data in 01230

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01230.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01230

Solar Radiation Data in 01230

The region associated with 01230 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01230 is July with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.59 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01230 are December with an average of 2.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01230 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01230

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01230, of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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: 01230 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01230 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 01230

Sunrise / Sunset in 01230

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 11, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:57 am
    • Sunset: 8:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:3
Solar Energy Statistics for 01230

Best Months for Solar in 01230

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01230

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01230 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01230

The Power of Solar in 01230

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01230. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01230. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01230

Solar Radiation Data in 01230

01230 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5206.85 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01230 is July with an average of 521.5 kWhac, followed by August at 507.75 kWhac and May at 504.83 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01230 are December with an average of 261.58 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 317.57 kWhac and January at 366.4 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01230 [5]

Thu Aug 11
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 70%
Sat Aug 13
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Aug 14
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 67%
Mon Aug 15
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 66%
Tue Aug 16
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 01230

About 01230

The ZIP code 01230 is associated with the city of Great Barrington in Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

01230 Solar Power

01230 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01230, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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