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Solar Power in 01562 (Spencer, MA)

Solar Energy in 01562

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01562 with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01562

Solar panels in 01562 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01562

The total length of the day in 01562 (Spencer, MA) today (January 27, 2022) will be 9 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01562 (Spencer, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01562

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01562.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01562

Solar Radiation Data in 01562

Based on historical 01562 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01562. [1]

The region associated with 01562 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01562 that are always titled at the latitude of Spencer (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.81 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 01562

Solar Radiation Data in 01562

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01562.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01562

Solar Radiation Data in 01562

The region associated with 01562 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01562 is July with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01562 are December with an average of 3.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.69 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01562 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01562

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01562, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: 01562 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01562 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 01562

Sunrise / Sunset in 01562

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:05 am
    • Sunset: 4:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:50
Solar Energy Statistics for 01562

Best Months for Solar in 01562

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01562

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01562 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01562

The Power of Solar in 01562

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01562. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01562. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01562

Solar Radiation Data in 01562

01562 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5455.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01562 is July with an average of 540.58 kWhac, followed by August at 516.68 kWhac and May at 511.55 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01562 are December with an average of 308.79 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 349.01 kWhac and January at 403.26 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01562 [5]

Thu Jan 27
21°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 1°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 39%
Fri Jan 28
29°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
15°F
Light Snow
Min: 8°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
21°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 6°F
Max: 21°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 5%
Mon Jan 31
30°F
Few Clouds
Min: 10°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Feb 1
37°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 17°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 97%

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About 01562

The ZIP code 01562 is associated with the city of Spencer in Worcester County in Massachusetts.

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