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Solar Power in 02142 (Cambridge, MA)

Solar Energy in 02142

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 02142 with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 02142

Solar panels in 02142 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 02142

The total length of the day in 02142 (Cambridge, MA) today (September 28, 2022) will be 11 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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02142 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 02142 (Cambridge, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 02142

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 02142.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 02142

Solar Radiation Data in 02142

Based on historical 02142 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 02142. [1]

The region associated with 02142 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 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 02142 that are always titled at the latitude of Cambridge (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% 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 02142

Solar Radiation Data in 02142

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 02142.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 02142

Solar Radiation Data in 02142

The region associated with 02142 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 02142 is July with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.79 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 02142 are December with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 02142 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 02142

The average monthly solar radiation level in 02142, of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: 02142 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 02142 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 02142

Sunrise / Sunset in 02142

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:38 am
    • Sunset: 6:31 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:53
Solar Energy Statistics for 02142

Best Months for Solar in 02142

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 02142

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 02142 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 02142

The Power of Solar in 02142

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 02142. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 02142. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 02142

Solar Radiation Data in 02142

02142 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5426.3 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 02142 is July with an average of 544.51 kWhac, followed by August at 523.74 kWhac and April at 495.96 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 02142 are December with an average of 331.36 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 341.34 kWhac and January at 392.38 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 02142 [5]

Wed Sep 28
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu Sep 29
61°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 93%
Fri Sep 30
59°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 54%
Sat Oct 1
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Oct 2
61°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
56°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 02142

About 02142

The ZIP code 02142 is associated with the city of Cambridge in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

02142 Solar Power

02142 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 02142, 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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