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Solar Energy in Chelsea, MA

Solar Energy in Chelsea

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Chelsea with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 43 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]

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

Chelsea, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chelsea is July with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.86 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chelsea (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.52 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chelsea

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chelsea, MA, of 4.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Chelsea 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 January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:04 am
    • Sunset: 3:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Chelsea

Best Months for Solar in Chelsea

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Chelsea (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5458.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chelsea is July with an average of 537.99 kWhac, followed by August at 529.88 kWhac and May at 521.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chelsea (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 330.39 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 333.72 kWhac and January at 367.37 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chelsea

Chelsea Electricity Costs

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Chelsea Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $17.05 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Chelsea, MA [5]

Mon Jan 24
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 10%
Tue Jan 25
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 98%
Wed Jan 26
19°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 12°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 7%
Thu Jan 27
18°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 11°F
Max: 27°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 6%
Fri Jan 28
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
33°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 34°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%

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.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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