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Solar Energy in New Bedford, MA

Solar Energy in New Bedford

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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 (August 08, 2020) will be 14 hours and 03 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in New Bedford

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Solar Power: 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 August 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:47 am
    • Sunset: 11:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:03
Solar Energy Statistics for New Bedford

Best Months for Solar in New Bedford

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

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

However, New Bedford is in Bristol County and Bristol County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in New Bedford

New Bedford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in New Bedford averaged 22.27 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: New Bedford

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New Bedford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 15% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for New Bedford, MA [5]

Sat Aug 8
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 69°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sun Aug 9
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 16%
Mon Aug 10
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 11
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 12
81°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 25%
Thu Aug 13
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%

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.

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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