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Solar Energy in New Bedford, MA

Solar Energy in New Bedford

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in New Bedford with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in New Bedford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in New Bedford

The total length of the day in New Bedford, MA today (September 26, 2022) will be 11 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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New Bedford, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in New Bedford, MA

Solar Energy Data in New Bedford, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

Based on historical New Bedford, 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 New Bedford. [1]

New Bedford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in New Bedford that are always titled at the latitude of New Bedford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.83 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 New Bedford

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford, MA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in New Bedford.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

New Bedford, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in New Bedford is August with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.85 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in New Bedford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.11 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.55 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: New Bedford vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in New Bedford

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Bedford, MA, of 4.91 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 26% 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: New Bedford vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New Bedford 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 New Bedford

Sunrise / Sunset in New Bedford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:35 am
    • Sunset: 5:34 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:59
Solar Energy Statistics for New Bedford

Best Months for Solar in New Bedford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in New Bedford

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Solar Power Output in New Bedford

The Power of Solar in New Bedford, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

New Bedford (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5574.98 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in New Bedford is August with an average of 546.45 kWhac, followed by July at 541.77 kWhac and May at 511.6 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in New Bedford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 315.13 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 342.02 kWhac and January at 412.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in New Bedford

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Weather Forecast for New Bedford, MA [5]

Mon Sep 26
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 27
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Sep 28
64°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 30%
Thu Sep 29
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Sep 30
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 1
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about New Bedford

About New Bedford

The city of New Bedford, MA in Bristol County has an approximate population of 95,072. [6]

New Bedford Solar Power

New Bedford, MA Solar Energy

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

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