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Solar Energy in Lowell, MA

Solar Energy in Lowell

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Lowell with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lowell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lowell

The total length of the day in Lowell, MA today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

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Lowell, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lowell, MA

Solar Energy Data in Lowell, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

Based on historical Lowell, 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 Lowell. [1]

Lowell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lowell that are always titled at the latitude of Lowell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.53 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.82 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 Lowell

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

Lowell, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Lowell is July with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.87 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lowell (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.58 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lowell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lowell, MA, of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% 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: Lowell vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Lowell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:43 am
    • Sunset: 5:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Lowell

Best Months for Solar in Lowell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lowell

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Solar Power Output in Lowell

The Power of Solar in Lowell, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

Lowell (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5359.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lowell is July with an average of 535.4 kWhac, followed by August at 527.21 kWhac and May at 518.57 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lowell (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 335.33 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 338.73 kWhac and January at 365.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lowell

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Weather Forecast for Lowell, MA [5]

Sun Oct 2
54°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 60%
Mon Oct 3
57°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 78%
Tue Oct 4
56°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 5
53°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Oct 6
63°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 40%
Fri Oct 7
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Lowell

About Lowell

The city of Lowell, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 106,519. [6]

Lowell Solar Power

Lowell, MA Solar Energy

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

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