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Solar Power in 02156 (West Medford, MA)

Solar Energy in 02156

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 02156 with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 02156

Solar panels in 02156 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 02156

The total length of the day in 02156 (West Medford, MA) today (August 11, 2022) will be 14 hours and 4 minutes. [More]

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02156 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 02156 (West Medford, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 02156

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 02156.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 02156

Solar Radiation Data in 02156

Based on historical 02156 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 02156. [1]

The region associated with 02156 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 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 02156 that are always titled at the latitude of West Medford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 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 02156

Solar Radiation Data in 02156

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 02156.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 02156

Solar Radiation Data in 02156

The region associated with 02156 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 02156 is July with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.79 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 02156 are December with an average of 3.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 02156 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 02156

The average monthly solar radiation level in 02156, of 4.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: 02156 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 02156 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 02156

Sunrise / Sunset in 02156

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 11, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:47 am
    • Sunset: 7:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:4
Solar Energy Statistics for 02156

Best Months for Solar in 02156

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 02156

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 02156 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 02156

The Power of Solar in 02156

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 02156. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 02156. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 02156

Solar Radiation Data in 02156

02156 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5394.97 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 02156 is July with an average of 544.6 kWhac, followed by August at 525.02 kWhac and May at 517.11 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 02156 are December with an average of 332.86 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 339.97 kWhac and January at 388.38 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 02156 [5]

Thu Aug 11
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 91%
Sat Aug 13
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Aug 14
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 3%
Mon Aug 15
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Aug 16
76°F
Few Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about 02156

About 02156

The ZIP code 02156 is associated with the city of West Medford in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

02156 Solar Power

02156 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 02156, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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