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Solar Energy in Chelsea, MA

Solar Energy in Chelsea

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Solar Panels in Chelsea

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chelsea

The total length of the day in Chelsea, MA today (September 28, 2020) will be 11 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

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Chelsea, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chelsea, MA

Solar Energy Data in Chelsea, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

Based on historical Chelsea, 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 Chelsea. [1]

Chelsea 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 Chelsea that are always titled at the latitude of Chelsea (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]

* 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 Chelsea

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

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

Solar Power Levels in Chelsea

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Chelsea

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:39 am
    • Sunset: 10:29 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:34 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Chelsea

Best Months for Solar in Chelsea

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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 Chelsea

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

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

Solar Power Output in Chelsea

The Power of Solar in Chelsea, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

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Historical solar radiation data for Chelsea is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Chelsea

Chelsea Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chelsea averaged 21.32 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 61% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Chelsea Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Chelsea, MA [5]

Mon Sep 28
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Sep 29
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 30
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Oct 1
65°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Oct 2
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Oct 3
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 62°F
Calm: 1 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 69%

More about Chelsea

About Chelsea

The city of Chelsea, MA in Suffolk County has an approximate population of 35,177. [6]

Chelsea Solar Power

Chelsea, MA Solar Energy

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

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