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Solar Energy in Northampton, MA

Solar Energy in Northampton

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Solar Panels in Northampton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Northampton

The total length of the day in Northampton, MA today (September 20, 2020) will be 12 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Northampton, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Northampton, MA

Solar Energy Data in Northampton, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

Based on historical Northampton, 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 Northampton. [1]

Northampton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Northampton that are always titled at the latitude of Northampton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.72 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 Northampton

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

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

Solar Power Levels in Northampton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Northampton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 20, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:37 am
    • Sunset: 10:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Northampton

Best Months for Solar in Northampton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Northampton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Northampton

The Power of Solar in Northampton, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

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Cost of Utilities in Northampton

Northampton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Northampton averaged 21.01 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 58% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Northampton

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Northampton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Northampton, MA [5]

Sun Sep 20
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 44%
Mon Sep 21
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 22
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 23
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 24
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 39%
Fri Sep 25
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Northampton

About Northampton

The city of Northampton, MA in Hampshire County has an approximate population of 28,549. [6]

Northampton Solar Power

Northampton, MA Solar Energy

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

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