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Solar Power in 01254 (Richmond, MA)

Solar Energy in 01254

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01254 with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01254

Solar panels in 01254 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01254

The total length of the day in 01254 (Richmond, MA) today (November 26, 2022) will be 9 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01254 (Richmond, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01254

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01254.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01254

Solar Radiation Data in 01254

Based on historical 01254 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01254. [1]

The region associated with 01254 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.72 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01254 that are always titled at the latitude of Richmond (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.72 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.64 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 01254

Solar Radiation Data in 01254

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01254.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01254

Solar Radiation Data in 01254

The region associated with 01254 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01254 is July with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01254 are December with an average of 2.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.4 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01254 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01254

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01254, of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 17% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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: 01254 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01254 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 01254

Sunrise / Sunset in 01254

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:57 am
    • Sunset: 4:23 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 01254

Best Months for Solar in 01254

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01254

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01254 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01254

The Power of Solar in 01254

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01254. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01254. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01254

Solar Radiation Data in 01254

01254 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5139.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01254 is July with an average of 520.5 kWhac, followed by August at 516.31 kWhac and April at 487.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01254 are December with an average of 244.72 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 323.62 kWhac and January at 358.87 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01254 [5]

Sat Nov 26
42°F
Few Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 14%
Sun Nov 27
46°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Nov 28
37°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 47°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Nov 29
36°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 66%
Wed Nov 30
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Dec 1
35°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 25°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 80%

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About 01254

The ZIP code 01254 is associated with the city of Richmond in Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

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To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01254, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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