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Solar Energy in Palmer, MA

Solar Energy in Palmer

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Solar Panels in Palmer

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Palmer

The total length of the day in Palmer, MA today (August 06, 2020) will be 14 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

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Palmer, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Palmer, MA

Solar Energy Data in Palmer, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

Based on historical Palmer, 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 Palmer. [1]

Palmer 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 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Palmer that are always titled at the latitude of Palmer (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 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 3.71 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 Palmer

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

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

Solar Power Levels in Palmer

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Palmer

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 06, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:48 am
    • Sunset: 12:01 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Palmer

Best Months for Solar in Palmer

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Palmer

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

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

Solar Power Output in Palmer

The Power of Solar in Palmer, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

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Cost of Utilities in Palmer

Palmer Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Palmer 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]

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Palmer 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 Palmer, MA [5]

Thu Aug 6
75°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 75%
Fri Aug 7
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Aug 8
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Calm: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Aug 9
80°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 85°F
Calm: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Aug 10
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Aug 11
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Palmer

About Palmer

The city of Palmer, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 12,140. [6]

Palmer Solar Power

Palmer, MA Solar Energy

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

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