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Solar Power in 01340 (Colrain, MA)

Solar Energy in 01340

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01340 with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01340

Solar panels in 01340 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01340

The total length of the day in 01340 (Colrain, MA) today (August 11, 2022) will be 14 hours and 5 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01340 (Colrain, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01340

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01340.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01340

Solar Radiation Data in 01340

Based on historical 01340 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01340. [1]

The region associated with 01340 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01340 that are always titled at the latitude of Colrain (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.46 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% 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 01340

Solar Radiation Data in 01340

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01340.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01340

Solar Radiation Data in 01340

The region associated with 01340 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01340 is July with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.67 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01340 are December with an average of 2.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01340 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01340

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01340, of 4.82 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: 01340 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01340 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 01340

Sunrise / Sunset in 01340

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 11, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:5
Solar Energy Statistics for 01340

Best Months for Solar in 01340

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01340

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01340 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01340

The Power of Solar in 01340

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01340. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01340. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01340

Solar Radiation Data in 01340

01340 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5374.65 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01340 is July with an average of 518.12 kWhac, followed by May at 513.28 kWhac and August at 512.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01340 are December with an average of 288.67 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 331.16 kWhac and January at 382.56 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01340 [5]

Thu Aug 11
81°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 46%
Sat Aug 13
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 72%
Sun Aug 14
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 32%
Mon Aug 15
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 32%
Tue Aug 16
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 60%

More about 01340

About 01340

The ZIP code 01340 is associated with the city of Colrain in Franklin County in Massachusetts.

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01340 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01340, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

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

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