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Solar Energy in Cambridge, MA

Solar Energy in Cambridge

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Solar Panels in Cambridge

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cambridge

The total length of the day in Cambridge, MA today (July 11, 2020) will be 15 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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Cambridge, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cambridge, MA

Solar Energy Data in Cambridge, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cambridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Cambridge

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

Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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]

* 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 Cambridge

Solar Radiation Data in Cambridge, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cambridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Cambridge

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

Solar Power Levels in Cambridge

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cambridge

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 11, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:18 am
    • Sunset: 12:21 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Cambridge

Best Months for Solar in Cambridge

  • 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 Cambridge

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Cambridge, MA at this current time.

However, Cambridge is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cambridge

The Power of Solar in Cambridge, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cambridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Cambridge

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Historical solar radiation data for Cambridge is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Cambridge

Cambridge Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cambridge averaged 23.24 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 75% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Cambridge Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 37% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Cambridge, MA [5]

Sat Jul 11
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 50%
Sun Jul 12
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 13
84°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 81%
Tue Jul 14
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 70%
Wed Jul 15
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Jul 16
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Cambridge

About Cambridge

The city of Cambridge, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 105,162. [6]

Cambridge Solar Power

Cambridge, MA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Cambridge, MA, or for more solar-related resources for Cambridge, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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