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Solar Energy in Melrose, MA

Solar Energy in Melrose

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Melrose with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Melrose

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Melrose

The total length of the day in Melrose, MA today (November 26, 2022) will be 9 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Melrose, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Melrose, MA

Solar Energy Data in Melrose, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

Based on historical Melrose, 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 Melrose. [1]

Melrose has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Melrose that are always titled at the latitude of Melrose (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.78 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 Melrose

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

Melrose, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Melrose is August with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Melrose (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.13 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Melrose

The average monthly solar radiation level in Melrose, MA, of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: Melrose vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Melrose

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 3:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Melrose

Best Months for Solar in Melrose

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Melrose

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Solar Power Output in Melrose

The Power of Solar in Melrose, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

Melrose (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5482.2 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Melrose is August with an average of 527.91 kWhac, followed by July at 522.12 kWhac and May at 514.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Melrose (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.58 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 367.94 kWhac and January at 400.89 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Melrose

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Weather Forecast for Melrose, MA [5]

Sat Nov 26
47°F
Few Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sun Nov 27
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 94%
Mon Nov 28
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue Nov 29
39°F
Few Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 13%
Wed Nov 30
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 76%
Thu Dec 1
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Melrose

About Melrose

The city of Melrose, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 26,983. [6]

Melrose Solar Power

Melrose, MA Solar Energy

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

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