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Solar Power in 02238 (Cambridge, MA)

Solar Energy in 02238

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 02238 with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 02238

Solar panels in 02238 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 02238

The total length of the day in 02238 (Cambridge, MA) today (August 11, 2022) will be 14 hours and 4 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 02238 (Cambridge, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 02238

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 02238.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 02238

Solar Radiation Data in 02238

Based on historical 02238 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 02238. [1]

The region associated with 02238 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 02238 that are always titled at the latitude of Cambridge (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]

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 02238

Solar Radiation Data in 02238

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 02238.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 02238

Solar Radiation Data in 02238

The region associated with 02238 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 02238 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 02238 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: 02238 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 02238

The average monthly solar radiation level in 02238, 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: 02238 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 02238 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 02238

Sunrise / Sunset in 02238

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 11, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:47 am
    • Sunset: 7:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:4
Solar Energy Statistics for 02238

Best Months for Solar in 02238

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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 02238

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 02238 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 02238

The Power of Solar in 02238

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 02238. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 02238. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 02238

Solar Radiation Data in 02238

02238 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 02238 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 02238 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 02238 [5]

Thu Aug 11
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
78°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sat Aug 13
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Aug 14
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 4%
Mon Aug 15
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Aug 16
76°F
Few Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 16%

More about 02238

About 02238

The ZIP code 02238 is associated with the city of Cambridge in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

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To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 02238, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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