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Solar Power in 01602 (Worcester, MA)

Solar Energy in 01602

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 01602 with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01602

Solar panels in 01602 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01602

The total length of the day in 01602 (Worcester, MA) today (December 09, 2022) will be 9 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01602 (Worcester, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01602

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01602.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01602

Solar Radiation Data in 01602

Based on historical 01602 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01602. [1]

The region associated with 01602 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 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01602 that are always titled at the latitude of Worcester (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 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 01602

Solar Radiation Data in 01602

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01602.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01602

Solar Radiation Data in 01602

The region associated with 01602 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01602 is August with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.78 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01602 are December with an average of 3.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01602 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01602

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01602, of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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: 01602 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01602 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 01602

Sunrise / Sunset in 01602

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 4:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:11
Solar Energy Statistics for 01602

Best Months for Solar in 01602

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01602

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01602 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01602

The Power of Solar in 01602

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01602. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01602. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01602

Solar Radiation Data in 01602

01602 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5592.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01602 is August with an average of 531.06 kWhac, followed by March at 528.08 kWhac and April at 520.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01602 are December with an average of 355.59 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 368.78 kWhac and January at 399.12 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01602 [5]

Fri Dec 9
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 10
34°F
Few Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sun Dec 11
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 65%
Mon Dec 12
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 87%
Tue Dec 13
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Dec 14
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 38°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about 01602

About 01602

The ZIP code 01602 is associated with the city of Worcester in Worcester County in Massachusetts.

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01602 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01602, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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