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Solar Energy in Melrose, MA

Solar Energy in Melrose

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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 (June 05, 2020) will be 15 hours and 10 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Melrose

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Solar Power: 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 June 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:07 am
    • Sunset: 12:18 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Melrose

Best Months for Solar in Melrose

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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Melrose

Melrose Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Melrose averaged 22.80 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 74% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Melrose Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.33 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 45% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Melrose, MA [5]

Fri Jun 5
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 87%
Sat Jun 6
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 53%
Sun Jun 7
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 59%
Mon Jun 8
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 55%
Tue Jun 9
77°F
Few Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 81°F
Calm: 2 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 22%
Wed Jun 10
77°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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