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Solar Power in 01360 (Northfield, MA)

Solar Energy in 01360

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01360 with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01360

Solar panels in 01360 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01360

The total length of the day in 01360 (Northfield, MA) today (December 09, 2022) will be 9 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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01360 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 01360 (Northfield, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01360

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01360.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01360

Solar Radiation Data in 01360

Based on historical 01360 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01360. [1]

The region associated with 01360 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01360 that are always titled at the latitude of Northfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.34 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.71 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.52 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 01360

Solar Radiation Data in 01360

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01360.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01360

Solar Radiation Data in 01360

The region associated with 01360 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01360 is July with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.75 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01360 are December with an average of 2.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.62 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01360 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01360

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01360, of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% 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: 01360 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01360 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 01360

Sunrise / Sunset in 01360

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 4:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:8
Solar Energy Statistics for 01360

Best Months for Solar in 01360

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01360

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01360 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01360

The Power of Solar in 01360

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01360. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01360. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01360

Solar Radiation Data in 01360

01360 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5283.93 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01360 is July with an average of 526.88 kWhac, followed by August at 523.74 kWhac and May at 506.88 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01360 are December with an average of 288.44 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 345.73 kWhac and January at 376.78 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01360 [5]

Fri Dec 9
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Dec 10
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 11
33°F
Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 89%
Mon Dec 12
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 33%
Tue Dec 13
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 34°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 4%
Wed Dec 14
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 38°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about 01360

About 01360

The ZIP code 01360 is associated with the city of Northfield in Franklin County in Massachusetts.

01360 Solar Power

01360 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01360, 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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