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Solar Power in 02143 (Somerville, MA)

Solar Energy in 02143

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Solar Panels in 02143

Solar panels in 02143 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 02143

The total length of the day in 02143 (Somerville, MA) today (September 24, 2021) will be 12 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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02143 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 02143 (Somerville, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 02143

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 02143.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 02143

Solar Radiation Data in 02143

Based on historical 02143 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 02143. [1]

The region associated with 02143 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 02143 that are always titled at the latitude of Somerville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 02143

Solar Radiation Data in 02143

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 02143

Solar Radiation Data in 02143

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Solar Power Comparison: 02143 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 02143

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Solar Power: 02143 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 02143 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 02143

Sunrise / Sunset in 02143

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:33 am
    • Sunset: 10:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:06
Solar Energy Statistics for 02143

Best Months for Solar in 02143

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 02143

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 02143 at this current time.

However, 02143 is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County (MA) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 02143

The Power of Solar in 02143

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 02143. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 02143. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 02143

Solar Radiation Data in 02143

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Weather Forecast for 02143 [5]

Fri Sep 24
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sat Sep 25
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sun Sep 26
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 15%
Mon Sep 27
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 26%
Tue Sep 28
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 97%
Wed Sep 29
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about 02143

About 02143

The ZIP code 02143 is associated with the city of Somerville in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

02143 Solar Power

02143 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 02143, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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