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Solar Energy in Northampton, MA

Solar Energy in Northampton

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Northampton with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (October 01, 2022) will be 11 hours and 45 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]

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

Northampton, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Northampton is August with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Northampton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Northampton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Northampton, MA, of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: Northampton 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 October 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:47 am
    • Sunset: 5:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Northampton

Best Months for Solar in Northampton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Northampton (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5376.1 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Northampton is March with an average of 517.39 kWhac, followed by July at 514.5 kWhac and August at 513.52 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Northampton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 300.28 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 339.79 kWhac and January at 380.95 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Northampton

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Northampton Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Northampton, MA [5]

Sat Oct 1
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Oct 2
57°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
54°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 39°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 61%
Tue Oct 4
54°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 5
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 98%
Thu Oct 6
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 6%

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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