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Solar Power in 01720 (Acton, MA)

Solar Energy in 01720

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01720 with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01720

Solar panels in 01720 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01720

The total length of the day in 01720 (Acton, MA) today (December 09, 2022) will be 9 hours and 9 minutes. [More]

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01720 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 01720 (Acton, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01720

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01720.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01720

Solar Radiation Data in 01720

Based on historical 01720 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01720. [1]

The region associated with 01720 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01720 that are always titled at the latitude of Acton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% 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 01720

Solar Radiation Data in 01720

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01720.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01720

Solar Radiation Data in 01720

The region associated with 01720 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01720 is July with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.93 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01720 are December with an average of 3.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.75 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 01720 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01720

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01720, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: 01720 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01720 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 01720

Sunrise / Sunset in 01720

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:03 am
    • Sunset: 4:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:9
Solar Energy Statistics for 01720

Best Months for Solar in 01720

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01720

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 01720 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 01720

The Power of Solar in 01720

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01720. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01720. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01720

Solar Radiation Data in 01720

01720 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5508.03 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01720 is July with an average of 541.64 kWhac, followed by August at 530.98 kWhac and May at 512.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01720 are December with an average of 345.39 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 371.97 kWhac and January at 382.6 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 01720 [5]

Fri Dec 9
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 10
35°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 58%
Sun Dec 11
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 90%
Mon Dec 12
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 59%
Tue Dec 13
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 35°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 2%
Wed Dec 14
34°F
Few Clouds
Min: 25°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 13%

More about 01720

About 01720

The ZIP code 01720 is associated with the city of Acton in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

01720 Solar Power

01720 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01720, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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