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Solar Energy in Gloucester, MA

Solar Energy in Gloucester

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Gloucester with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Gloucester

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gloucester

The total length of the day in Gloucester, MA today (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Gloucester, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gloucester, MA

Solar Energy Data in Gloucester, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Based on historical Gloucester, 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 Gloucester. [1]

Gloucester has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gloucester that are always titled at the latitude of Gloucester (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.46 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.67 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 Gloucester

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Gloucester, MA 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 Gloucester is July with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.98 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gloucester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.55 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gloucester

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

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gloucester

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:10 am
    • Sunset: 7:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Gloucester

Best Months for Solar in Gloucester

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gloucester

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Solar Power Output in Gloucester

The Power of Solar in Gloucester, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Gloucester (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5573.64 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gloucester is July with an average of 555.49 kWhac, followed by August at 555.02 kWhac and May at 547.68 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gloucester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 277.89 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 349.42 kWhac and January at 371.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gloucester

Gloucester Electricity Costs

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Gloucester Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Gloucester, MA [5]

Fri May 27
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sat May 28
61°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 29
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 23%
Mon May 30
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 70%
Tue May 31
57°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 71%
Wed Jun 1
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Gloucester

About Gloucester

The city of Gloucester, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 28,789. [6]

Gloucester Solar Power

Gloucester, MA Solar Energy

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

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